It can be difficult for executors and administrators of estates to undergo probate in Ohio. Probate is the legal process of settling an estate after a person passes away and can take a year to complete, depending on the complexity of the estate. Fortunately, the Law Office of Charles Ziegler is here to help with a wide range of legal services, including probate, guardianships, step-parent adoptions, and change of name in Trumbull County, Ohio.
Probate of Estates
Living wills and trusts can be beneficial in streamlining the probate process. However, if a decedent did not have an estate plan or if the will is contested, executors may need to go through the complete probate process with the help of an experienced attorney. Attorney Ziegler understands all aspects of Ohio probate law and can guide you to reduce the stress and complexity of this process.
Guardianships and Step-parent Adoptions
If a minor child is left without parents, or if the parents are unable to care for them, guardianship can be established. Attorney Ziegler is experienced in helping families with guardianship issues and will ensure the best interests of all involved.
He represents step-parents who are interested in adopting their step-children. In addition, for help with powers of attorney, conservatorships, and change of name petitions, he is here to help.
Change of Name
Are you planning on changing your name? We can provide assistance with Ohio’s change of name process and prepare the necessary documents.
A name change may be necessary to go through the probate court in Ohio in relation to the deceased person’s estate. For instance, a beneficiary will receive a bequest; a name change would need to be processed through a probate court.
Do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Charles Ziegler, attorney at law, for the legal help you need in probate law. We offer free consultations, so you can discuss your legal options with us before making any decisions. Contact us today!