Ohio Probate Court

Probate is the culmination of an individual’s estate planning measures. Ohio Probate is the process of of administering an individual’s estate after they have died. Probate only applies to a decedent’s estate if they have died intestate (without a will) or testate (with a will). If the decedent has died intestate, then the Ohio probate court will administer the estate in accordance to the statutes of the state. If the decedent has died testate, then the probate court will administer the estate in accordance with the will and the statutes of the state. If you only have trust documents that govern your estate, your estate will not have to go through probate. MacLaren Law is experienced in dealing with the laws that govern Ohio Probate Courts and can make sure your probate administration goes as smoothly as possible.


All estate plans should include at least a will, a financial durable power of attorney and healthcare directives.  If you have minimal assets or do not own many complex assets, a will may work best for your situation. However, if you have a will, it will have to go through probate administration after you die. At MacLaren Law LLC, we can assist you in determining which documents are right for you and make the probate administration process less stressful for your loved ones.



Probate is the process by which a deceased person’s property, known as the “estate”, is passed to ones heirs or beneficiaries named in a will. If you would like to know more about the probate process and how it may effect your estate, check out our estate planning and probate articles.




MacLaren Law LLC

MacLaren Law LLC is a firm that focuses on Estate Planning, Business, and Equine Law. If you would like to know more about Estate Planning Law, feel free to read our Estate Planning articles or have your Frequently Asked Questions answered. If you would like would to find out more information about your legal circumstances, don’t hesitate to contact us now!

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MacLaren Law LLC provides counsel for the estate planning needs of Columbus, Ohio and its surrounding communities, including: Bexley, Dublin, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Westerville, Pickerington, Pataskala, Delaware, Plain City, New Albany, Gahanna, Newark, Zanesville, Marysville, Powell. MacLaren Law also serves Franklin, Delaware, Knox, Licking, Union, and Muskingum counties.

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