Maryann Fremion came to Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell after graduating cum laude... more
Maryann Fremion came to Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell after graduating cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She focuses her practice on estate, trust and probate administration, and estate, trust, and tax planning. Ms. Fremion works with individuals and families to prepare estate plans using sophisticated planning methods. She serves as counsel to trustees and executors adminis... view profile
Lisa Monihan is a partner in the law firm of Spieth, Bell, McCurdy Newell Co., L.P.A.... more
Lisa Monihan is a partner in the law firm of Spieth, Bell, McCurdy Newell Co., L.P.A., Cleveland, Ohio. Practiced for ten years in the Cleveland offices of two large law firms, Jones, Day, Reavis Pogue and Squire, Sanders Dempsey, prior to joining to Spieth, Bell in 1995. Lisa's practice is focused on planning for high net worth individuals and fiduciaries, including: income, gift... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.