Q: My mom passed in 2018. Can I get the money left in the bank
A: Yes, if you open up her Probate estate, assuming it is still in the bank. If it has es-cheated to the State, you may need to get it from the unclaimed funds. In either case, you will need to open her Probate estate and the funds will go to her heirs, either by will or, if there is no will, by statute to her next of kin. In this case, if she passed unmarried, to her children in equal shares.
Aaron Epling agrees with this answer
A: I agree with the first answer. Additionally, Ohio law has an "express lane" through probate if the account is under $35k called "release from administration." Some people do this on their own. Some hire attorneys.
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