Probate Matters

Probate Matters

In Ohio, the county Probate Court has jurisdiction over

  • Administration of decedent’s estates
  • Will contests
  • Guardianships
  • Adoptions
  • Name changes
  • Approval of minor’s and wrongful death settlements.

Mr. Bergmann has more than thirty years of experience assisting clients with such matters in the Probate Courts of Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont Counties. All services which Mr. Bergmann renders are performed promptly, efficiently, and correctly.

In many instances, Mr. Bergmann can perform the service being requested by the client for a flat fee. If a flat fee cannot be quoted due to any uncertainty regarding the amount of work and/or time involved, Mr. Bergmann will provide the client with a good faith estimate of the range within which the fee may be expected to fall.

Probate services in addition to the ones described above may be offered by the firm. If you do not see a particular legal service which you need, please contact us to inquire whether that service is available.

A Special Note regarding Our Legal Assistance on Estate Matters

The administration of a decedent’s Probate estate can be a daunting--even overwhelming—responsibility for his/her estate representative (typically, his/her surviving spouse, child,  or other  close family member.)  Not only is that person required to dispose of all of the decedent’s lasts debts and assets in court proceedings unfamiliar to him/her, he/she is  expected to do so shortly after the decedent’s passing, while the emotional impact of the loss is still fresh.  From Mr. Bergmann’s first meeting with his client (the estate representative) through the completion of the process,  he and his staff attempt to provide that combination of  of legal service and emotional support which will make the client’s experience as positive and  anxiety-free as possible.

A Noteworthy Example of Mr. Bergmann’s Work

In a Will contest brought in the Hamilton County, Ohio Probate Court, Mr. Bergmann successfully defended the Will of a decedent whose estate was valued at $1,000,000.  After a 5-day trial, the jury rendered a verdict against the claimants. In re Estate of Mary Liddy.