Newark, OH asked in Estate Planning for Ohio

Q: Who has the right to an estate of a Transfer on Death if the recepient dies two weeks later?

Would it go to the family of the original owner or into the estate of the person who was supposed to receive it? This person died before it could be filed with the recorder

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Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: See Section 2105.32 of the Ohio Revised Code. If the beneficiary survived the original owner my more than 120 hours, then his or her rights in the property vested. The rights to the property go to the estate of the beneficiary. These are of course general statements and not advice particular to your situation. For a definitive answer you will need to speak with an attorney who can evaluate the entirety of the situation and determine what rights exist.

Best of luck.

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