Jacqueline Ferris Maclaren’s Answers

Jacqueline Ferris Maclaren

New Albany Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. What do I need to do to settle my deceased fathers estate ?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jacqueline Ferris Maclaren
    2. Elizabeth Smith Schmitz
    3. Steven J. Fromm
    4. Steven M Zelinger
    4 lawyer answers

    Both of the above responses are correct. You will need to apply to be the administrator/executor with the Franklin Co. Probate Court if he resided in Franklin Co. at death. You will probably need an experienced estate attorney to assist you with the administration, especially if there is real estate to be sold.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. How long should an estate take

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jacqueline Ferris Maclaren
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Edward H Adamsky
    4. Steven J. Fromm
    5. Russell Paul Nowell
    5 lawyer answers

    Most Ohio probate administrations take approx. 1 year unless there is some special situation that requires additional time. A common reason for an extended administration is an estate trying to sell real estate in this market or a disagreement among heirs. I am not sure what the reason would be in this situation. I would suggest contacting an Ohio estate attorney and having them look into the matter for you. If you give me a call, I am happy to discuss this further with you.

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  3. My husb.'s mom died(we were care takers) left one sibling as executor(bnkrupt 2x) & need advice getting her replaced w/brother

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jacqueline Ferris Maclaren
    2. Steven J. Fromm
    3. Steven M Zelinger
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the above answers. You need to contact an experienced estate attorney quickly to have an estate opened in the county (and State) that she resided at the time of her death.

  4. I need to request a letter of appointment in order to change the name on my deceased father's US savings bonds.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jacqueline Ferris Maclaren
    2. Michael J. Caticchio
    3. Joseph Edwin Balmer III
    4. Steven M Zelinger
    4 lawyer answers

    Additional information is required to fully answer this question. Has the will be admitted in Florida and you appointed as the personal representative? If the will has not be admitted in either state yet, where was he "domiciled" at his death? If indeed in Florida as you state, and the will has not been admitted in any court, Ohio can have jurisdiction if you can show that the personal property was located in Ohio. The Ohio Revised Code provides: A will shall be admitted to probate: (A) In...