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Trusted Strongsville Probate Lawyer Handles Estate Tasks

Seasoned Cleveland-area attorney works to enforce testators’ intentions

Managing and distributing the assets of someone who is recently deceased can be a challenge, regardless of the estate’s size. At Donna Ramsey-Caputo, Attorney L.L.C., in Strongsville, she provides seasoned counsel to clients in the Cleveland region and throughout Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain counties at every stage of the probate process. From the filing of a will through the final property transfer, her firm delivers knowledgeable guidance and helps clients serving as executors to avoid problems. She has more than three decades of experience in this area and uses subject matter experts that include accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, and others whenever professional assistance is required.

Respected Ohio firm works to gather, inventory and distribute decedents’ assets

Serving as an executor is a significant responsibility. If you’ve been designated to represent a decedent’s estate, she’ll outline your duties and give you the help you need to handle key tasks such as:

  • Filing the will — Starting the probate process promptly gives you the best chance to avoid unnecessary delay and expense. Her firm can help you file the Will in Ohio Probate Court and determine if the size of the estate justifies a simplified probate proceeding known as a release from administration.
  • Finding and collecting assets — Using Letters of Authority issued by the court, she will assist estate representatives as they identify assets owned by the deceased and shift their ownership into the estate.
  • Managing taxes, accounts and expenses — Closing an estate usually takes several months, and obligations such as taxes and bills don’t go away during that period. As the process moves toward resolution, she will make sure that the necessary bank accounts and payment instructions are in place while keeping a detailed inventory of estate assets and expenses.
  • Valuing the estate and hiring experts — If a question exists regarding the valuation of certain items, she can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectibles for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.
  • Locating beneficiaries and distributing assets — In certain instances, distant relatives or other individuals or organizations named in a Will could be difficult to locate. Her firm has the background and experience to find these beneficiaries and facilitate an orderly distribution of estate property upon authorization from the court.

Serving clients throughout Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain counties, her firm takes an individualized approach to each case and develops the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate.

Contact a thorough probate lawyer who practices in Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain counties for an appointment

Donna Ramsey-Caputo, Attorney L.L.C. assists Ohio estate representatives and beneficiaries with a full range of probate tasks. Please call 440-238-3373 or contact her online to schedule a consultation at my Strongsville office.

Testimonials
  • "We moved to Strongsville a few years ago and needed an attorney to update our wills and related documents. Fortunately, my sister had been using Donna for almost twenty years. Donna is the most professional, efficient and caring attorney we have ever had the pleasure to work with. She is very organized, and is always on time for our appointments. Donna is a great listener, and has the capacity to anticipate your needs. We also were in the process of updating our elderly parent's wills, and Donna and her team actually came to the nursing home at moment's notice when we had an emergency. We will never forget the caring service we received from Donna, and highly recommend her!" - Julie August 5, 2017

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