If you have lost a loved one, the process of probate and estate administration is necessary to ensure his or her wishes are carried through. At Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth, LLP, we have extensive experience guiding people from most counties in Ohio through all aspects of this process. We will put our knowledge and skill to work for you, to assure that all of the necessary legal steps are taken to carry out your loved one’s wishes.
Probate & Trust Administration Solutions
At Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth, LLP, we handle all aspects of probate and estate administration. Probate is the legal process of settling a deceased’s estate and resolving claims and distributing the deceased’s assets. Probate also involves:
- Identifying and accounting for the deceased’s assets
- Paying the taxes and debts of the deceased
Estate administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate issues involving transfer of the deceased assets, including:
- Life insurance benefits
- Qualified plans
- Making timely elections to take advantage of special Ohio and federal estate tax provisions available to agricultural producers and small businesses
Our partner, Russell N. Cunningham, and Sharon L.R. Miller are Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. A certified specialist must meet high standards in regard to training, practice and ongoing education in probate and trust administration as well as estate planning and trust litigation. Another partner, Jeffrey A. Easterday, has extensive trust and estate administration experience and provides assistance to other attorneys throughout the state regarding preparation of federal estate tax returns. Being represented by, and working with OSBA certified professionals is just one of many ways we strive to give our clients the best legal representation available. Please contact us for a brochure on general trust administration guidelines to assist our clients through this process.