Probate & Estate Administration

Ohio Probate & Estate Administration

When a person passes away, all of his or her property is known as the estate. Under Ohio law, a probate court oversees administration of the estate to satisfy any debt and distribute the assets to the person's heirs.

If the person left a valid estate plan, the probate court oversees the distribution of assets according to the plan. If not, the probate court distributes the estate according to pre-existing guidelines.

Did you know? Any outstanding debts are satisfied out of the deceased person's estate. Estate administration is notorious for its paperwork and technical requirements. We keep track of documents, forms and due dates, and make legal motions when they are needed.

It is never too early to start planning your estate. For skilled help with wills and trusts and more, call Friedman Law LLC at 216-452-0922. You can also contact us by email

Friedman Law LLC also helps with probate, special needs planning, elder law and guardianship. We work with clients throughout Northeast Ohio, including Lake, Geauga, Summit and Cuyahoga counties. Read our blog Ohio Probate and Guardianship for more information.