Grove City, OH asked in Probate for Ohio

Q: My mother gave me her home before she passed. As next of kin and owner do I own the contents of the home?

Her trust is still in probate so I wasn’t sure if I could move furniture out. Nobody in the family wants it.

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Aaron Epling
Aaron Epling
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Hilliard, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The contents of the home and the home itself are separate. The home passed outside of probate and the contents pass through probate unless some mechanism was used so the contents could avoid probate...like a trust. If the estate is open, then contact the administrator/executor, preferably their attorney, and seek direction. If you don't like their direction, then seek counsel yourself.

Andrew Popp agrees with this answer

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Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Ravenna, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: I agree with Mr. Epling. The contents of the home are generally considered tangible personal property. Only "fixtures" go with the home. (A/C, water heater, e.g.)

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