Probate


StrongsvilleProbate Lawyer Serving Cuyahoga County, Medina, and Strongsville

When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to think about the complex legal and procedural tasks that must be handled. Regardless of whether a loved one had a will, administering an estate is time-consuming and stressful. A Strongsville probate lawyer can provide you with the guidance and support you need so that you can focus on your family.

For more than twenty years, attorney Peter A. Russell, Esq., has represented clients in Cuyahoga County, Medina, and Strongsville. As a probate lawyer, he has dedicated himself to helping families like yours cope with loss. By easing the burden of probate administration, you and your family have the time you need to heal.

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What Does a Strongsville Probate Lawyer Do?

An executor or administrator of an estate is determined by a will or, in the absence of a will, by Ohio law. This role is typically, though not necessarily, performed by a spouse, child, or other next-of-kin.

Many individuals who find themselves in the role of executor or administrator, however, are not familiar with probate law. This is where a probate lawyer can help.

Administration of an estate involves many tasks:

  • Notifying Heirs and Creditors
  • Drafting and/or Filing Legal Forms, Wills, and Motions
  • Settling Debts and Disputing Bad Claims
  • Preparing Estate Tax Returns
  • Distributing Assets
  • Negotiating on Behalf of the Estate

Without specialized legal knowledge and practical experience, administering an estate can be time-consuming, frustrating, and expensive. Family disputes may arise and make an already difficult time more stressful. Attorney Peter A. Russell, Esq., can minimize the difficulties you face and help you through the grieving process.

Guidance and Counsel When You Need It Most

From beginning to end, an experienced probate lawyer guides executors and administrator’s through the probate process. Your probate lawyer can draft and file pleadings, inventory and distribute assets, prepare and file taxes, and protect the estate against creditors.

A trusted probate lawyer can also mitigate conflicts among family members and heirs. In times of grief, this can be essential to allowing you and your family to work through this troubled time together.

Strongsville Probate Lawyer Peter A. Russell

If you have lost a loved one, contact the Law Office of Peter A. Russell, Esq. With over twenty years’ experience, he has dedicated himself to helping families in need.