Protecting You Through Probate Proceedings

Probate can be a long and contentious process. In order to protect your interests and ensure that the estate is distributed according to the expressed interests of the deceased, you need a knowledgeable lawyer on your side.

At Mahaffey & Associates, LLC, our attorneys have vast experience with both estate planning and estate administration. Because of our breadth and depth of knowledge, we can help you anticipate and potentially avoid problems in probate.

Whether you are an executor looking to properly distribute the estate while minimizing your own personal risk, or a beneficiary looking to ensure you get what you are entitled to under the terms of the will or trust, Mahaffey & Associates, LLC, can help.

Guiding Executors Through The Probate Process In Ohio

The probate process involves an attorney presenting the decedent's will, a list of the decedent's inventory of assets and a list of heirs. If the decedent passed away without a will (intestate), the court appoints an estate administrator who handles the settlement of the decedent's estate.

It can be a confusing and detailed process. We regularly help estate administrators and executors distribute estates in a way that minimizes the risk of conflict and personal liability.

Enforcing An Inheritance

On occasion, executors are unable or unwilling to distribute an estate according to the law and the wishes of the deceased. When that occurs, beneficiaries need to protect their legal and financial rights.

We regularly handle issues involving:

  • Will and trust contests

  • Conflicts regarding the administrator's "breach of fiduciary duty" to beneficiaries

  • Investigating whether there are hidden assets

  • Examining improper asset transfers to the executor or other beneficiaries

Call Today For A Free Consultation

We have three conveniently located offices to serve all of Northwest Ohio, including a central office in Toledo. We have flexible office hours and work hard to provide efficient and effective service. Call us at 888-422-6894, or send a message to get started.