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Probate Litigation Attorney in Cuyahoga County

Legal issues related to probate can get emotional and stressful. Survivors have to manage all the legalities of the estate of their loved ones who passed away. These legal processes can take time, and it is essential to have a probate attorney to guide you through the legalities.

Our experienced Cuyahoga County probate attorney represents clients in probate administration and guardianship and will contest cases. Our legal team has extensive experience providing the right estate and probate legal advice and services.

Understanding Probate

Probate is the procedure of asset distributions of an individual, including their real estate property, after their death. In case there is no will, the decision of the estate distribution is made by the Ohio Revised Code.

Estate planning during your life using trusts or a will can streamline asset distribution and reduce probate costs. Our lawyer, Daniel A. McGowan, is an experienced litigation counsel and trial lawyer for institutions, endowments, foundations, families, and individuals. We exclusively handle multiple areas of trust administration and court proceedings, including trust and will contests, elder abuse, fiduciary duty breach claims, reforming and modifying trusts and wills, and surcharging and removing fiduciaries.

Cuyahoga County Probate

The probate court in Ohio has jurisdiction over all cases related to estate administration, guardianship, adoptions, and other probate litigation cases. According to the Ohio probate law, the probate process is conducted in the following steps:

  • The application is filled and filed to the estate administer of the local probate court
  • The probate court appoints an administrator (if there is no will) or an executor (if there is a will). In some cases, an appraiser is also appointed.
  • All assets get consolidated and identified, and the debts are paid off or noticed by the administrator or the executor.
  • The inventory is filed, and a final count is done to close the estate. All assets are distributed to the rightful beneficiaries, and the Ohio estate and federal estate tax returns are filed as needed.

Consult Experienced Cuyahoga County Attorney

Our probate attorney in Cuyahoga County, Daniel A. McGowan, can represent you in multiple probate-related matters, including:

  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianships
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Will and Trust Contests

Our lawyer specializes in elder law, trust law, and probate law and can help you in related matters. Give us a call to schedule your initial consultation today!

Law Offices of Daniel McGowan, LLC is a full-service law practice, with extensive experience in the areas of litigation and trial practice, elder law, and probate law and trust law. The information on this website, however, is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Each legal situation is unique and you should consult with a reputable attorney regarding your specific circumstances.
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