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Probate And Estate Administration

Each year, the attorneys of Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA, handle more than 250 probate administration cases. Since we were founded in 1978, our attorneys have handled more than 5,000 probate matters.

Probate involves the admission of a decedent’s will and the process leading up to the distribution of the decedent’s assets. When controversies arise – as they often do – you will require an attorney experienced in handling adversary actions such as will disputes. When conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases raise questions as to whether changes to wills should be considered valid, our attorneys represent clients in competency and undue influence claims. Contact the Ohio probate lawyers of Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA, for assistance probating an estate in Ohio.

Providing One-On-One Probate Administration Service

When probating an estate in Ohio, you want an attorney who has experience with the state’s probate procedure. More importantly, however, you also want a lawyer and who can work closely with you to achieve the result you are seeking. Working in a comfortable, family-oriented atmosphere, the attorneys at Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA, can handle any issue and also can maintain intimate, friendly working relationships.

There are many complex legal issues that can arise during probate administration, including incomplete, unsigned or unexecuted wills; Ohio probate executor fee disputes; estate tax matters; and issues regarding the distribution of the deceased’s retirement account, pension, 401(k) or other nonprobate assets. Our lawyers at Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA, understand that these issues can be very personal in nature. We strive to provide you with well-rounded service to achieve all your goals.

If you are interested in proceeding with a will, living will, deed or power of attorney, please read more about our wills, trusts and estate planning services.

Trust Administration Is An Important Job

Trusts are an important and often-utilized aspect of estate planning with many benefits and protections. Many trusts are created to avoid the probate process entirely, but that doesn’t eliminate the confusion that may come when administering a trust on your own.

With so many types of trusts, determining the proper next steps is often complicated. Our experienced trust administration attorneys can help you avoid civil and criminal action by ensuring that the trust is administered correctly, and the correct steps are taken.

If you have a family member who died in Ohio, but you live elsewhere, contacting a reputable and experienced attorney in the area can be vital for the administration’s success and your peace of mind. We can help explain how to fulfill your obligations and walk you through each step. We can also administer the trust or estate on your behalf if you prefer.

Probate Disputes Are Common, But Don’t Have To End In Litigation

Even with proper planning, disputes often arise in estate administration. If you believe that a will is invalid or that someone is concealing money that belongs in the estate, you can bring a dispute in probate court.

Common probate disputes include:

  • Will contests
  • Trust disputes
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Undue influence and competency
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Concealment of assets
  • Competency challenges

Executors of a will have a fiduciary responsibility to the estate, the heirs and the creditors of the decedent. They can be held responsible and face legal consequences when these duties are not properly carried out. Our team of experienced attorneys can help executors of a will who have been sued over the management of an estate. These cases can often be resolved without going to court.

With years of experience in estate planning and trust administration, our attorneys have seen disputes arise and know how to handle them. Our focus is keeping these cases out of court and settling them before they reach litigation. You can trust us to help resolve your dispute promptly and efficiently while keeping your best interests at heart.

Work With Our Experienced Estate Administration Lawyers

No matter what size of estate is at issue, our attorneys at Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA, have the experience and knowledge to handle your estate. Contact them today for help with any and all of your probate-related matters.