Experienced Marion, Ohio Probate Attorney
When a loved one passes, settling their estate can be a confusing process. Issues often arise concerning administrative matters, and there may be disputes over how property and assets are distributed. These types of problems can create serious strife among family members, friends, and caregivers, while the potential exists for you to be wrongfully deprived of assets your loved one would have wanted you to have.
At the Law Office of Mike Gertner, we understand the serious ramifications that can result from these disputes, as well as the potential they have to result in time consuming and costly delays in settling your loved ones’ affairs. Our Marion probate attorney has over 40 years’ experience successfully representing clients in all types of Ohio probate matters, providing the aggressive legal representation you need at a time like this to help ensure your rights and interests are protected.
Legal Services for Marion Residents
The Ohio Revised Code provides rules and guidelines on how property and assets are administered through the probate court. Probate proceedings will first settle any outstanding claims against the estate, then ensure that all tax debts are paid. Once this process is completed, any remaining assets will be divided among the rightful heirs. It is at this point that these proceedings can become contentious, as disputes over estate planning documents and how the estate is administered can set off disagreements between family members, friends, and even caregivers or business associates of the deceased. At the Law Office of Mike Gertner, we represent people through all stages of probate, including those who have been wrongfully deprived of assets. We use our extensive legal knowledge and experience to assist clients in the following types of matters:
- Will Contests
- Life Insurance Litigation
- Concealment of Assets and Inheritance Enforcement
- Changes In Beneficiary Litigation
- Joint Accounts With Caregivers Litigation
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Trust & Will Construction Defects
Results Oriented Probate Litigation
For residents of Marion, Ohio, probate proceedings are handled in the Marion County Family Court, Probate Division. Under the best of circumstances this process can be both confusing and time consuming, while disputes only result in increased waiting time and expenses. At the Law Office of Mike Gertner, our Marion probate attorney takes an aggressive, results oriented approach to these types of cases, helping clients resolve conflicts efficiently and effectively, so that you can achieve the best possible outcome. We have a proven track record of providing professional, highly effective legal representation in probate matters, and the following are just a few examples of the successful results we have been able to obtain for our clients:
- A six figure settlement for a probate trust dispute involving two brothers, in which one brother failed to distribute to the other his rightful share of assets after their mother passed;
- Another six figure settlement for a widow who was wrongfully deprived of life insurance benefits from her late husband;
- Settlement of a dispute involving a business partnership, in which our client was being deprived of her late father’s share of assets from a previous business venture;
- Settlement of a claim involving improper changes to a will by another party after it had already been signed by the decedent.
Contact Our Ohio Probate Attorney Today
When a loved one passes and you are facing potentially complicated probate matters, get the experienced legal representation you need and contact the Law Office of Mike Gertner today. Our Marion probate attorney provides the aggressive legal representation you need to ensure your rights and interests are protected, while offering the caring, comprehensive client service you deserve. For a one on one, personalized review of your particular case, call or contact our office online.