When a person passes away, their estate is distributed according to the terms of their will or by state law if there is no will. This is accomplished through a process known as probate. Probate courts deal with the processes of ensuring the validity the will, inventorying and appraising assets, satisfying any outstanding debts, and distributing property to the designated beneficiaries.
When most people hear the word Probate they automatically think of wills and the administration of a deceased individual’s estate and property. Although it is true that the Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all matters involving the administration and settlement of estates, the Probate Court is also responsible for the following legal proceedings that could affect you at some point during your lifetime.
|Adoption||Birth Correction||Birth Registration|
|Civil Commitment||Civil Proceedings||Conservatorship|
|Custodial Account||Delivery of Minor Funds||Declaration of Paternity|
|Living Will||Minor Settlement||Name Change|
|Trusts||Will Deposit||Involuntary Treatment for|
|Alcohol & Drugs|
Why Should I Hire a Probate Attorney
Probate is a notoriously complex legal process and has a large margin for error, especially when dealing with high-net-worth estates. A skilled Cincinnati probate attorney can guide you step-by-step through the process and handle any disputes that should arise. Should a dispute escalate to a point where probate litigation is necessary, an attorney can protect your interests and advocate for a favorable resolution on your behalf.
Let Us Help You
Probate Court is more than just settling a loved one’s estate, or help taking over the care and control of a family member’s financial affairs, or determining if you were inappropriately excluded from a loved one’s will. So if you need assistance with any of the legal proceedings that must go through Probate Court, we can help. The attorneys at Phillips Law Firm, Inc. can provide you the guidance, advice, and assistance on a variety of Probate matters.
The attorneys at Phillips Law Firm, Inc. regularly practice in the various Probate Courts located in the greater Cincinnati area, including in Hamilton County, Butler County, Warren County, Clermont County, Brown County, and Montgomery County. For an initial consultation contact us at (513) 985-2500 to get started immediately.