Guiding You Through the Ohio Probate Process

Probate is the court proceeding that proves the validity of a will and administers the estate of a decedent. During this process, a decedent's assets are collected and some may be liquidated, taxes and debts are paid, and property is distributed to rightful heirs.

The many details that must be attended to can often prove too much for a family in the wake of a loved one's death. If you are dealing with an estate administration that has become complicated, making a trying time in your life even more difficult, our attentive and experienced estate and probate law firm can help.

The Elyria attorneys of Smith, Illner & Gemelas Co. LPA handle a broad range of probate matters in Northeast Ohio, from administration of an estate lacking a will (intestate) to will contests, guardianships, adoption, contested probate and trust administration.

You can benefit from our attorneys' more than 125 years of combined experience, sound recommendations and aggressive protection of your rights during contested probate, in the event of a dispute over an estate.

Smith, Illner & Gemelas is your responsive neighborhood law firm, offering personalized approaches that are tailored to our clients' unique legal problems.

Our probate practice focuses on smooth execution of your uncontested estate administration; inheritance disputes and will contests; appointment and removal of executors; beneficiaries' rights; identification of taxes, debts and assets; and guardianships, conservatorships and adoptions.

Our goal for you is a smooth, cost-effective administration of your loved one's estate. At Smith, Illner & Gemelas Co. LPA, we work hard toward that goal, carefully handling every detail so you don't have to.

Our Elyria probate lawyers are available to you right now at 888-506-0340, toll free, or by email. Contact us today to arrange your initial consultation and to learn more about the many ways we can help you with your important probate matter.