Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
Hi and welcome to JA. I am Ray licensed lawyer who will be assisting you today.I am so sorry for your loss of loved one.Here you will need a local probate lawyer to make application for probate and to be named personal representative of the estate.If there is a will it is admitted here, if no will the assets pass under the laws fo intestacy.Here his estate consistes of his half of marital property and his separate property.You have a half marital interest in the property here even if your name is XXXXX XXXXX the deed.If you are named personal representative and there is no will the cout supervises all of the administration process.Expect this to take about a year or so and you can get a fee quote using the lawyer referral below.It is likely going to cost say $3-$4k in lawyer fees anf filing fees when it is all said and done.Here are the Ohio laws of intestacy for your reference if there was no will.You would inherit all of the estate.
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