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Is your loved one’s estate subjected to multiple states’ laws?

On Behalf of | Oct 21, 2021 | Probate |

Losing a loved one is never easy. But if you’ve been named as the executor of your loved one’s estate, then you might have more to deal with than you ever expected. We know that navigating the probate process can be challenging, which is why it’s oftentimes beneficial to consult with a legal professional who can help guide you through the process. This can be especially true when you’re facing complex probate issues, such as those pertaining to out of state assets.

The basics of ancillary probate

A lot of people own assets in Ohio and other states. While that’s usually not a problem on a day-to-day basis, it can cause problems when the owner of those assets passes away. This is because assets are subjected to the probate laws of the state where they are physically present, meaning that your loved one’s estate could be subjected to multiple states’ laws. This is known as ancillary probate.

Unfortunately, when you’re dealing with ancillary probate, there’s a good chance that you’ll have to work with multiple attorneys, including one from each state where property is located. This can complicate matters and lead to delays, but coordinating with all of those legal professionals effectively and efficiently is critically important to proper estate administration.

Competently navigate your probate challenges

Ancillary probate is just one of the may difficulties that you may face during the estate administration process. We know that it can be stressful to serve as the executor of an estate, but it’s also a great honor. Regardless, it shouldn’t leave you completely overwhelmed. That’s why legal teams like ours stand ready to help you navigate the issues that you might face, including any ancillary probate that may arise.


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