The hallmark of the probate process is waiting. For some fortunate families, the waiting may only seem long, but the process is over in a matter of months. Not every family is so lucky.
It is true that fewer than half of residents in Ohio and across the country make an estate plan that includes provisions for streamlining or even bypassing probate. You may be among those who face an uncertain probate. It may help you to understand the process and what is happening while you wait.