Probate Attorney
in Canton, Ohio

When you're grieving the loss of a loved one, disputing over the deceased's will is the last thing anyone wants to do. For many, this is the most sensitive time in their lives. You probably feel vulnerable, and you may not feel as though you have it in you to fight over the intentions of the one you've lost. You can take comfort in the fact that you'll have someone at Caplea & Variola ready to guide you calmly through the probate process.

Probate Law and Estate Settlement

Distribution of assets is complicated, but we'll mitigate the stress among you and your family. Protecting what you're entitled to is our top priority. We'll take a practical approach to the following areas:

  • Will validation
  • Determining an estate executor
  • Taking inventory of remaining assets
  • Paying taxes
  • Identifying relatives
  • Distributing assets

We usually begin probate proceedings once a representative of the deceased files a petition with a death certificate. It's useful to know that if a relative or heir chooses to contest the will, the process may take longer than originally anticipated. We'll be sure to talk through each point of which you need to be aware for your specific situation.

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Probate Law in Canton, Ohio

Probate law requires that your representatives have a strong comprehension of the law, as well as a careful hand navigating the intricacies of the proceedings. The probate process is supervised by the probate court in each state. Before proceedings begin in Ohio, you should take the following into account:

    • An Ohio state tax return should be filed. Otherwise, the process can last much longer than intended, creating unnecessary strain on your family.
    • An Ohio state resident must be chosen as the executor of the estate, in addition to being a relative or heir.
    • Descent and distribution of the estate must follow the guidelines laid out in Ohio state law; for instance, the Ohio law may indicate specific circumstances in which relatives and heirs get particular portions of an estate.

Since we’ve assisted numerous clients over the years with probate and estate matters, Caplea & Variola is established as one of Ohio’s most trusted estate litigators. To us, enacting justice means we’ll lead you on the right path and make sure you know exactly what you have a right to. We are ready to serve you with the insight, integrity, and experience for which we are known. Probate law can be complicated and stressful, but simply being informed and having us on your side can make a big difference.

Probate Law Attorneys in Canton, Ohio

It’s already difficult when family passes away. Stress from probate proceedings should be significantly reduced with our trusted, experienced team on your side. We guide you through the process, ensuring that you’re informed and you know what should rightly belong to you. Our straightforward approach keeps you proactive in all matters of your estate situation following the loss of a family member.