Probate Law

Probate Law is a general term used to describe the entire process of administration of estates of dead persons with court supervision. This area of law also covers for the preparation of probate administrations by developing trusts, wills, Power of Attorneys, guardianships, etc. Probate rules and administrative processes are designed to protect an individual’s assets and finalize personal affairs to reduce the stress of experiencing the loss of a loved one.

The following list represents the subject matter panels established by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) for Probate Law. Some subject matter panels may not have lawyers participating under them. In this case, LRS has not found successful attorney applicants who qualify for a particular subject matter. LRS is not permitted to add attorneys who do not meet LRS standards. LRS will still maintain these panels in the event attorneys who do qualify for the subject matter will be available to represent members of the public in the future.

All of the subject matter panels listed in the area of Probate Law are preceded by the designation PRO. The areas are listed below and are located in a drop down box on the “Get a Referral” form.

  • PRO: Adoptions
  • PRO: Appeals
  • PRO: Estate Planning
  • PRO: Estate Taxes (Ohio)
  • PRO: Estates
  • PRO: Gifting (Charitable/Personal)
  • PRO: Guardianships (Incompetency/Minor)
  • PRO: Gun Trusts
  • PRO: International
  • PRO: Litigation
  • PRO: Living Wills
  • PRO: Medicare/Medicaid
  • PRO: Name Changes
  • PRO: POA (Medical/Property)
  • PRO: Recover Embezzled Assets
  • PRO: Trusts
  • PRO: Will Contest
  • PRO: Wills