Probate & Estate Administration

Central Ohio Lawyers Guiding You Through the Probate Process

At Hayes Law Offices, Inc. in Pataskala, Ohio, we offer experienced legal representation for matters of probate and estate administration. For more than 30 years, we have provided estate executors, families and beneficiaries guidance through the probate process. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible results.

What an Executor or Administrator Needs to Know

For many individuals, the responsibilities of managing an estate can seem overwhelming. You may be wondering what you are supposed to do or where to start the process. At Hayes Law Offices, we help you understand exactly what your duties are. We guide you through the process of fulfilling those responsibilities and give you the help you need to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Our fees are almost always paid from estate assets.

As an executor or administrator, it is important that you take your job seriously in order to avoid liability. Some items you will be asked to manage include:

  • Providing notice to interested parties about the opening of the estate
  • Admitting the will to probate
  • Making an inventory of the property and finances of the estate
  • Collecting debts owed to and paying creditors of the estate
  • Distributing personal, financial, and real property to heirs
  • Closing the estate

As experienced estate planning attorneys, we can help you resolve disputes. We can also assist you in defending the validity of the will if it is challenged for lack of proper execution, undue influence, or otherwise.

We are also experienced in handling insolvent estates. Ohio law provides for an orderly process of distributing estate assets even when the amount of det exceeds the value of the estate. We can help guide you through this complex area of probate law.

Contact Hayes Law Offices

Hayes Law Offices has served Licking County for more than 30 years. We are dedicated to excellence in the legal matters we handle. We continue this dedication by successfully resolving our client's estate administration matters. To talk with us about your legal needs, contact our Pataskala law office by calling 740-927-2927 or toll free at 1-800-536-8678.