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You will need a local lawyer to make application for probate.His share passes under the Ohio laws of intestacy.The court supervises probate which includes paying any creditor claims, taxes, etc.The Court names the legal heirs and their shares.Expect the process to take about a year here start to finish.There is no way around probate here.You file where the property is located.
If you are the sole legal heir the person appointed administrator deeds the spouse's share to you by fiduciary deed, this may amount ot you deeding it to yourself, lawyer will prepare this.
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Ohio laws of intestacy
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