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our son passed away in july. he has an old 2000 automobile

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our son passed away in july. he has an old 2000 automobile the only thing he
owned. what do we do with it .

Thomas McJD :

Hi, I'm Thomas and will be happy to assist you. My goal is to make you a very satisfied customer! Thanks in advance for your patience.

Thomas McJD :

What state is this in? Was he married? Did he have any children? Did he have a will?

Customer:

he was not married State of Ohio

Thomas McJD :

Did he have any children?

Thomas McJD :

Did he have a will?

Customer:

no children

Thomas McJD :

No will either?

Customer:

he had no will

Customer:

he was on medicare and medicade

Customer:

are you still there?

Thomas McJD :

You would need to file a petition in the probate court for the county in which your son was a resident at the time of his death. This petition would request release from administration (assuming that the value of the vehicle is $35,000 or less). You and his other parent are equal heirs to his intestate estate.

Thomas McJD :

Here is a discussion of the law from the Franklin County Court's website (the law will be the same in the county where you must complete the proceeding):

Thomas McJD :

https://www.franklincountyohio.gov/probate/departments/release_admin.cfm

Thomas McJD :

Here are instructions and forms from Hamilton County:

Thomas McJD :

http://www.probatect.org/services/instructions/html/reliefFromAdministration.html

Thomas McJD :

http://www.probatect.org/services/individual/forms_ind_estate_admin.html

Customer:

thank you

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