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Probate includes filing the will and starting an estate

After the testator of a will in Ohio dies and leaves assets in the form of bank accounts, getting to those accounts may be necessary early to pay for the funeral and related expenses, such as a funeral dinner. However, it will be necessary for the next of kin to show certain preliminary identification documents. Prior to setting up probate for a formal estate, money can be obtained from bank accounts by the estate's personal representative who is designated in the will.

How do you protect your assets from the probate process?

Every estate will go through the probate process when it is administered. But not every estate has to have all of their assets go through that process. Protecting your hard earned property and assets from the probate process is a critical step to saving your beneficiaries and loved ones painful and extended probate litigation, as well as preserving the value of your estate.

What is a breach of fiduciary duty?

When someone passes away, there are a number of details that must be tended to and resolved. This includes locating heirs, paying taxes, settling debts and distributing assets. These tasks are handled by a fiduciary, or someone who has an obligation to act in the best interests of the decedent. 

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