Some heirs in Ohio aren't thrilled about the probate process that typically occurs when a loved one passes away. This is partly because of a lingering misconception that probate can be a long, drawn-out ordeal. However, the experience with probate court doesn't have to be all that time-consuming if family members are prepared. It's also possible for surviving heirs to skip this process altogether.
Ohio residents who are named the executor of an estate may have many resources at their disposal to help them do the job properly. For instance, there is literature that explains different estate plan documents and what they do. An attorney may also be consulted by an individual who needs help settling an estate. An executor is more likely to need legal or other assistance if the estate is large or otherwise complicated.