This can be a difficult and scary situation to be in. Fortunately, Ohio law does provide protections for a disinherited surviving spouse. Meeting with an experienced probate attorney is a must in this situation to timely and effectively protect your rights.
As a surviving spouse in Ohio, you have many rights provided by law. Specifically, Ohio Revised Code Chapter 2106 provides the details of rights of a surviving spouse. A brief overview of these rights is provided below. There are very specific timelines and procedures to follow, so do not delay in meeting with your attorney to make sure everything is handled properly. Continue reading →