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How Do You File a Claim Against an Estate in Ohio?

How Do You File a Claim Against an Estate in Ohio?
April 2, 2021 Shannon Dawes

In many cases, there are those who feel that they have a claim against a decedent’s estate. Many times, family members will loan money or dedicate hours every week to assist an incapacitated family member. When that loved one passes, some people often feel that they Are entitled to some sort of reimbursement for money given or for Providing many long hours of care and assistance to the decedent.

Can you file a claim against a decedent’s estate?

Because some feel that there is a debt or knob legation owed that cannot be repaid due to the passing of a loved one, there are those Who want to know if they can file a claim against a decedents estate to recover loans, work performed, or to pay off expenses incurred caring for the loved one. In cases such as these, there may be a legal justification to file a claim against a decedent’s estate. By speaking to an attorney and having your situation evaluated, that attorney will give you the best advice possible concerning whether or not you should pursue a claim against a decedent’s estate or not. In some situations, it may not be financially prudent to go through the legal process of filing a claim against the decedent’s estate. Also, some out-of-court arrangements could be made to recover any repayment of debts or compensation for expenses and work performed.

The common reason your claim against a decedent’s estate might be denied.

If you’ve decided to file a claim against the decedent’s estate, The process is more involved and simply filing a claim with the probate court that has jurisdiction over the decedent’s estate. This is because there are several reasons why these claims are denied in probate courts throughout the state of Ohio. Such reasons include:

  • The claim was not filed before the legal deadline.
  • The claim was not filed with the correct court.
  • The claim was not supported with sufficient evidence.
  • The decedent’s estate doesn’t have enough assets.

The first step in filing a claim against an estate in Ohio is to speak with our qualified Ohio probate attorney. Time is of the essence, and therefore it is important that you call Dawes Legal, LLC at 614-733-9999 and speak with us today. Attorney Shannon Dawes can advise you of whether or not you have the justification to file your claim and the actions necessary to pursue your claim.