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Summary Release from Administration in Ohio

Summary release from administration in Ohio may be an option for an estate if one of the following two situations apply:

There is no surviving spouse and:
a) The value of the assets does not exceed $5,000; and
b) The applicant has paid or is obligated to pay the decedent’s funeral and
burial expenses that are at least equal to the remaining assets.

or

There is a surviving spouse and:
a) The value of the estate assets are not more than $45,000;
b) The surviving spouse has paid or is obligated to pay the decedent’s funeral and burial expenses, and;
c) The surviving spouse is entitled to the entire allowance of family support under Section 2106.13 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Summary release provides an alternative to relief from administration or full administration that is typically less costly and a faster process.

Summary Release from Administration Process in Ohio

As with any type of estate administration, the first step is usually a consultation with a licensed attorney. The attorney will determine if summary release is available and appropriate under the circumstances. The attorney will prepare the required forms and the applicant will sign the completed documents. The forms will then be filed with the Court along with any required filing fee. Once the Court has reviewed the documents, the Court will approve the appropriate distributions.

If you have lost a loved one and have probate questions, contact a licensed Ohio attorney. To contact Yates Law Office, LLC, click here to be directed to the Contact page.