Youngstown, OH asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Ohio

Q: Estate buyout agreed upon in Ohio. How long before payment?


I have recently entered into an agreement through the courts in Ohio to allow for the other Beneficiary of a house that was left to me in an Estate to buy me out. This person continues to live in the house. The judgment was signed by the judge on April 1st, this year, 2021. The judgment agreed upon via the courts also included rent to be incurred monthly by this person until payment for the house has been made. Since this was ordered through the courts we have heard nothing from this person's attorney and have received no payment to buy me out or for rent either. How long does a person typically have to make payment before they are in contempt of court and how do I force payment if necessary? Thank you for your time.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Check the court order for timing of payments. Then talk to the other beneficiary or the attorney to work it out, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to assist you.

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