Transfer on Death Designations and Survivorship Deeds
For real estate, there is an efficient and quick way to avoid probate without a will or a trust. In Ohio, an owner of real property can designate a person to receive that property when the owner dies. That designation gets recorded like a deed in the county recorder’s office. When the owner dies, the title can be transferred without ever going to court. Likewise for joint owners of property, if the deed contains survivorship language, then whoever lives longer can simply remove the deceased person’s name from the title without having to go through probate. When you come in for your consultation, we’ll check on the status of your property to make sure that you are covered.