Zimmer Law Firm can help you if you are involved with probate proceedings in Blue Ash, Ohio.
Most people find the probate process to be very stressful. Going to probate court often happens at a very difficult time in a person’s life, such as when a loved one has passed away and his or her assets need to be transferred or when a loved one has become physically or mentally incapacitated and a guardian or conservator needs to be appointed.
The last thing anyone wants to deal with is court paperwork and legal proceedings during these high stress times. Unfortunately, going to court can be the only option unless an estate plan to avoid probate is made or unless an incapacity plan is in place in case a person becomes unable to act. Zimmer Law Firm can help with these plans so probate won’t be needed.
If no plans have been made and someone has died or needs a guardian or conservator appointed, we can also represent you in probate court in Blue Ash. You should give us a call now to find out the ways in which our firm can help you to deal with the probate process. You can also read on to find some Blue Ash probate resources that might be helpful to you.
Blue Ash Probate Resources
It’s important to understand how the probate process works, both so you can determine if making a probate avoidance plan is worth your efforts and so you will be ready when it comes time to probate an estate.
Some of the resources that you can use to help you with probate include:
- The probate court site for Hamilton County. This site where Hamilton County probate courts be found. Probate courts are located in different Ohio Counties and you’ll need to select the court where the deceased or incapacitated person lived or lives. You can find the correct court and learn more about how court proceeding for probate work.
- Guardianship instructions: You can find information on the website of the probate court to learn more about the guardianship process. Those who are trying to get guardianship over an incapacitated loved one can the the information they need here.
No online resource is as good as getting personalized advice from an attorney. Zimmer Law Firm helps during the estate planning process to deal with probate issues and can also represent the executor of an estate, heirs or beneficiaries, those contesting a will, and any others going through the probate process.
General Ohio Probate Resources
In addition to resources specific to Blue Ash, residents can also make use of general probate resources that are provided by the Ohio Bar Association. The Ohio Bar Association has comprehensive details about how the probate process works, when it takes place, the roles that different people play within probate, and what those involved in the probate process should expect.
This basic guide is helpful, but everyone’s situation is different so general information only goes so far in helping you to be prepared for probate. Ultimately, anyone who is gong to probate court after a death or as a part of incapacity proceedings should make certain that they are represented by an experienced attorney with a full understanding of their unique circumstances and with a full understanding of the law.
Zimmer Law Firm can work closely with you to understand the issues relevant to probate for you and your loved ones and can help make the process easy.
Blue Ash Estate Tax Resources
There are some circumstances under which an estate may have to pay taxes on wealth that is transferred. Many people do not want their wealth to be taxed because this reduces what their heirs or beneficiaries will receive. Paying a large estate tax could also be a problem if illiquid assets such as a business, family farm, or family home are being transferred and there is too little money to pay estate tax so assets must be sold.
Zimmer Law Firm can help you to reduce or avoid estate tax so you do not lose your hard-earned money or property to a big tax bill. You can check out the following estate tax resources to find out whether you will need to make a plan to avoid estate tax as part of your estate planning process.
- The Ohio Department of Taxation: This website provides insight into the repeal of the estate tax in Ohio as well as other details on what you need to know about taxes that can be triggered after someone has passed away.
- The IRS estate tax While the state of Ohio doesn’t charge estate tax any more after a death, the federal government does. However, estate tax is charged only on very large estates, which means many people do not need to worry about this tax. You can find out information about federal estate tax by using the IRS site. You can also see details about when estate tax has to be paid.
Zimmer Law Firm can help you to evaluate whether estate tax could be triggered by your death and, if so, can work with you to use effective legal tools aimed at reducing the money sent to the IRS.
Getting Help from Blue Ash Probate Lawyers
Blue Ash probate lawyers at Zimmer Law Firm work hard to try to make the probate process simple for you. We can handle the technical legal issues and the tax issues associated with probating an estate or naming a guardian or conservator. We know how the laws work, will prepare you for what to expect, and while guide you in making those rules work for you.
You should find out more about the services we provide to reduce the stress of the probate process, to make sure the right heirs or beneficiaries inherit, to ensure assets are not mismanaged during probate, or to handle other legal issues related to probate, you should join us for a free seminar today. You can also give us a call at 513.721.1513 to get more information on how our probate lawyers in Blue Ash can help you.