An estate and/or trust administration is a requirement for almost everyone at their death. Seif & McNamee helps families across southern Ohio and out-of-state executors and trustees involved with estates in southern Ohio with the details and requirements of estate and trust administration. We provide immediate attention to assist you with your loved one’s final affairs. This enables us to help you resolve liabilities and minimize the depreciation and dissipation of the assets. Through our extensive experience in probate court we have developed an exceptional and efficient process to meet the requirements of Ohio law. Your duties as a fiduciary (executor, administrator, or trustee) and the deceased’s final wishes are our top priorities.
The most critical phase of the estate administration process begins after the passing of a family member. The first priority is to locate the deceased’s original will, asset information, and liabilities. Immediate attention is necessary to minimize any depletion of the estate. A simplification of the probate process is that a deceased’s assets are transferred to living persons and resolution or payment of all liabilities of the deceased. This is a court supervised procedure to ensure Ohio’s laws are followed. The distribution of the assets is dependent on the will or if no will is found, then Ohio’s law identifies the default recipients of the assets and liabilities. This process is typically not quick or easy, and requires someone experienced to guide the family through this process. Seif & McNamee is here to help you with your loved ones final affairs and to help you administer their estate.
Our fees for these services are dependent upon the size of the estate and related requirements.