Someone needs to be present in the courtroom to give testimony even for an uncontested divorce. I've seen hearings done by Skype and it would be up to the local judge whether to allow that. As a side note, I would be very concerned about Peru having jurisdiction to decide custody issues with your daughter if you ever have need to litigate. If it's been less than 6 months and/or an exception under the UCCJEA can be identified where Ohio would still be able to decide custody, personally I'd...
I can't think of how to answer this without knowing the terms of the will and how other things are being distributed. If things are in general divided among the siblings they could either be getting 1/3 each, or other equivalent assets that will reduce their share. The best person to ask is the attorney for the executor / administrator.
If you can borrow the money for an attorney he is going to have to disclose his assets through the discovery process. The least expensive way to divorce is an agreed dissolution but it doesn't sound like he will be adult enough to do it. At the very least go to the child support agency and file for support; you don't have to be divorced for that. Good luck.
An estate planning attorney should be able to help. You may or may not need a trust but it is one technique used to avoid Ohio's requirement that a spouse cannot be disinherited via a will. Sometimes people also want to do this because they lead separate lives but do not want to be divorced for whatever reason and want their property to go to their biological family. An in -person consult would be a better way of figuring out whether a trust is the best answer.
Are you sure you want a power of attorney or do you want the legal right to make decisions about her care? If your parents are in agreement with you replacing them you can petition the court who granted the initial custody or guardianship to replace them, and they can consent as part of that proceeding. You may still need to serve her biological parents if they can be located.
You should talk to a Florida attorney. A Florida attorney will be able to tell you what the wife's obligations are with regard to the will. In Ohio someone in possession of a will can be forced to produce it. But being buried here isn't enough to give Ohio jurisdiction, he has to have been a resident at the time he died - unless possibly if he still owned real estate here.
Yes you have to go to court if you want to be legally divorced. Also, your separation agreement has to contain a number of items and notarization won't change that. If there are children there will be additional requirements as to parenting time and support designations. Your local court rules may contain still more requirements. Hire an attorney. If you really do have everything worked out, it will not cost that much.
Yes, you can either leave it to her in a will or use a transfer on death affidavit filed with the county recorder. The advantage of the affidavit is it doesn't require probate. Your spouse will also need to sign.
Ohio law (2109.21(C)(3) permits out of state guardians of the person, but I would check with a local attorney as to what your county's practice is, as at least one county (Franklin) posts on their website that a guardian must be a resident of Ohio. If you are guardian of the ward's estate as well (finances) whether you can continue to be guardian of the estate will depend on whether you were nominated in a will, power of attorney, or other writing. I would also consider whether it will be...