Deanna L. Durbin, Attorney

Akron Probate Attorney


Durbin Law Office helps local Akron families, as well as out-of-state personal representatives, with the efficient and effective handling of their loved one's estate consistent with Ohio requirements, so that the assets can get to the heirs or beneficiaries in as timely a manner as possible.

   Call 330-472-2083 today for assistance with your probate needs.

Akron Probate Attorney

Probate is required when a person passes owning assets titled only in their name. The administration of the person's estate is overseen by the probate court. If there is a will, the personal representative is usually the person named as Executor in the will. If there is no will, an Administrator, oftentimes a relative, can be appointed. 

The probate process typically consists of admitting the deceased's will to the probate court; notifying all interested parties; collecting, protecting and making inventory of the deceased's assets; payment of valid debts; filing of taxes as necessary; accounting of all receipts and disbursements; and distributing remaining assets based on the will or on Ohio's statues of decent and distribution.

Each step of the probate process is governed by state and local probate court rules. Further, if the deceased or his/her spouse received Medicaid assistance, Medicaid Estate Recovery rules apply. Attorney Durbin is experienced with the probate process and can help you understand the probate terminology and provide necessary guidance to comply with your fiduciary duties and handle the estate of your loved one in a timely, efficient manner.