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Estates, probate and the reach of creditors

Ohio residents might wonder whether or not their creditors will be able to take money from their estates after they pass away. Creditors do have the right to make claims against estates through the probate process, but not all assets go through probate. They are not able to touch assets that pass directly to designated beneficiaries outside of probate.

Real estate mandates special will consideration

Ohio residents who want to leave homes and other property behind for their children or other relatives need to think about a number of questions first. One of the most important quandaries they need to resolve is which, if any, of their children want the property. For example, heirs might not be enthusiastic about having to travel long distances to a family vacation home. The costs of property upkeep could also be unsustainable.

Leaving unequal shares of an estate

Many Ohio families have problems, and parents sometimes develop a closer relationship with one of their adult children than they have with their other offspring. When it comes time to create an estate plan, a parent may decide to take family disputes and hostilities into account when deciding how big each child's inheritance will be.

How to contest a will in Ohio

The passing of a loved one can be an emotional and stressful event. However, it may become even more difficult if that person's will is contested. In some cases, contesting a will is a lot like going through a divorce as it could pit family members against each other. Wills are generally contested when one or more heirs believe that the will does not properly reflect the desires of the deceased.

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