Ohio Estate and Probate Q&A: What Is Probate?

What is Probate?

“You need to avoid probate.”

We’ve all been told this, right? Well, what does it mean? In this episode, Scott explains what probate court is in Ohio and what it does. In doing so, Scott explains what you need to do if you need probate court to resolve an issue involving your property or your family.

Like all areas of law, probate can be a complex process. However, we will break everything down into plain English and provide answers for you that can lead you on your way to solving your problems.

Probate courts resolve disputes involving a few subjects in Ohio. First and foremost, they resolve people’s estates when they pass away. This means they oversee who gets property when someone passes away. This court also oversees guardianships over people considered to be incompetent. Additionally, probate court administers adoptions.

Probate may seem intimidating at first. However, if you know your way around the court, it isn’t too difficult to understand. By the end of this podcast, you should have a good idea about this court.