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Probate in Ohio

Experienced Ohio estates attorney helps guide you through the process

Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. Knowledgeable probate attorney Donna Ramsey Caputo has more than 25 years of experience in probate law and knows how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.

The process of probate

Most executors have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. Attorney Caputo can guide you through the complex probate process, including:

  • Filing the will with the Ohio probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate

Probate attorney Donna Ramsey Caputo assists executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. She has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, she calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. She can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

Probate disputes

Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Attorney Caputo’s professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will, or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of our client to preserve cordial familial relationships, our attorneys are adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, she assertively defends her client’s beneficiary rights within the Ohio probate court.

Contact a thorough estate planning lawyer in Ohio.

Donna Ramsey Caputo, Attorney at Law serves clients in Cleveland and throughout Ohio. Call attorney Caputo at 440-238-3373 or contact her online to schedule an initial consultation.

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