Mansfield, OH asked in Elder Law and Probate for Ohio

Q: My Father passed away last year after a long stay in a nursing home in Ohio. What do I do with his truck?

The only thing that would go through probate if I were to file would be his truck. No other assets. His wife is deceased. House was foreclosed on. Bank account empty. There is no will. If I were to file in Probate Court as a Small Estate, and notify Medicaid in the process, would they come after the truck?

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Moshe Toron Esq
Moshe Toron Esq
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If the truck is worth less than $5,000 and you paid for the funeral and the funeral cost more than the value of the truck, then you can file for a Summary Release from Administration and Medicaid does not need to be informed or paid back.

Aaron Epling and Mary Ellen Leslie Esq. agree with this answer

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