Has your loved one become incapacitated or has someone you cared about passed away? Chances are, you will need to go to Milford probate court. At this court, you can have a guardian or conservator appointed for someone you care about who is no longer able to make his or her own decisions. You can also facilitate the transfer of wealth and wind up the affairs of an estate after a loved one has died.
Handling legal matters in probate court can be complicated, especially as you usually must go to this court during a time of grief when someone you care about has passed away or has been rendered incapacitated by illness or by injury.
Zimmer Law Firm can help to make the probate process easier. We will represent you throughout the entirety of the probate court proceedings that you are involved in and we’ll help you to make sure the process is as smooth and inexpensive as possible. To find out more about the ways in which our Milford probate lawyers can help you, give us a call at 513-721-1513 today.
Milford Probate Court
Milford, Ohio is a city that actually spans two different Ohio counties: Hamilton and Claremont. As a result, there are potentially two probate courts where proceedings could take place, and the correct court will depend where the incapacitated or deceased person lives. In either case, the website of the appropriate probate court will be an important resource.
The Hamilton County probate court website provides court forms, access to information on the court’s ongoing proceedings, and details about e-filing court forms. You can also find contact information about the court, including the general telephone number which is 513-946-3600.
The Claremont County probate court website offers similar resources, including links to probate forms, as well as details about the court’s location which is:
Clermont County Probate Court
2379 Clermont Center Drive
Batavia, Ohio 45103
If you need to reach the Milford probate court, the telephone number is (513) 732-7243 and the fax number is (513) 732-8183.
Ohio Probate Resources
In addition to Milford probate resources, you may also want to find out some more general information about probate laws in the state of Ohio so you can learn how these laws may apply to govern your probate court proceedings. There are many Ohio probate resources you can take advantage of including the following:
- The Supreme Court of Ohio’s probate information site. You can use this website to learn about things such as insolvent estates, emergency guardianship, inventory and appraisal of estates, and more. There are details about both the settlement of an estate after someone dies and guardianship proceedings when someone is incapacitated.
- The Probate LawFacts Pamphletprepared by the Ohio State Bar Association: In addition to a step-by-step guide explaining what probate involves, this pamphlet also explains why probate is necessary and what the costs associated with probate are. This detailed source of information will give you a very good idea of what you can expect during probate proceedings. By reviewing the different subsections contained within the pamphlet, you can find out more specifics about each of the different probate court proceedings that you may become involved in after the death or incapacity of someone you love.
While different online resources can give you some good insight into how probate works, they aren’t a substitute for getting personalized help from an attorney who understands your individual situation and who can provide representation tailored to your needs. You should make certain to contact Zimmer Law Firm to get your probate questions answered and to have an advocate representing your interests during all probate proceedings.
Estate Tax Resources
In Ohio, the state’s estate tax was repealed. However, you can find out about when and if this tax applies to older estates and can learn more about how estate tax works using the following resources. The federal estate tax is also still in effect and you can take advantage of the below resources to determine if your estate will be subject to tax on the federal level after you pass away:
- The Ohio Department of Taxation website. Here, you can learn when estate tax was repealed and the circumstances under which tax may be owed by older estates.
- The IRS website detailing the rules for federal estate tax. The IRS explains the circumstances under which estate tax may be owed and provides helpful resources and information that will allow you to determine if you will owe estate tax and in what amount you might have to pay these taxes. This can allow you to determine if you need to make a plan to try to avoid paying estate tax to the federal government.
Zimmer Law Firm provides assistance in determining if your estate could potentially owe tax. If there is a possibility that taxes will be triggered by the passage of your assets, our firm will assist you in taking steps to avoid estate tax or to limit the amount of tax you owe so you can ensure the maximum value of money and property passes to loved ones.
Getting Help from Milford Probate Attorneys
The last thing you need when you are coping with a loved one’s illness or death is to be thrust into complicated court proceedings. Unfortunately, this is the inevitable outcome when a guardian or conservator needs to be appointed or when assets must be transferred through the probate process.
Milford probate attorneys at Zimmer Law Firm can provide the help and support that you need to make sure the probate process goes smoothly. We can represent the executor of an estate, heirs or beneficiaries, anyone seeking to contest a will, those seeking to have a guardian or conservator named; and others with business before the probate court.
To find out more about the different ways in which our legal team can help with probate matters, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 513-721-1513 to learn more about the assistance that we offer.