ESTATE PLANNING & ADMINISTRATION



Mr. Spore is an experienced Probate and Estate Administration Attorney serving the Communities of Lucas County, including Toledo, Maumee, Oregon, Sylvania, Waterville, Holland, Ottawa Hills, Swanton, Harbor View and Whitehouse, Wood County including Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Rossford and Northwood, Sandusky County including Woodville, Fremont, and Genoa, as well as Ottawa County including Port Clinton.
 
CALL JOHN AT 419-872-6808 Extension 1
 
John possesses significant experience in probate administration matters, and have handled estates of all sizes, with particular expertise in larger estates involving complex tax issues.  We work closely with the estate fiduciary to marshall and value the assets of the estate, settle claims against the estate, swiftly and efficiently shepherd the estate through the probate process, and transfer title to assets to the heirs and other beneficiaries of the decedent.  He strives to administer every estate with a minimum of expense and delay.  Many of his probate estates involve significant wealth requiring the filing of a federal estate tax return. 
 
Probate Defined
 
Probate refers to the process where a court oversees the administration of a deceased person’s estate.  The purpose of probate administration is to ensure that any final bills and expenses of the decedent are paid, including any taxes owed, and any claims by creditors settled.  Remaining assets are distributed to the beneficiaries named in the decedent’s will, or if the decedent died without a will, or “intestate,” the decedent’s estate will be distributed to the decedent’s heirs as defined under Ohio’s laws governing intestate succession.
 
Probate Fees and Costs
 
Probate fees and costs generally fall into the following three categories: first, court costs and fees related to the probate process, including court fees, publication fees, surety bond fees (if required), certification and recording fees; second, the personal representative’s fee, otherwise known as the executor or administrator’s fees paid for his or her services; and third, the attorney’s fee.
 
 
Seek Representation from an Experienced Ohio Probate Lawyer
 
Serving as the personal representative of a decedent’s estate involves many fiduciary duties and responsibilities.  It is important to seek the guidance and representation of an experienced Ohio probate attorney who specializes in probate administration and estate planning matters. The Law Offices of Spore, Orth, Dombey & Hart offers complimentary initial consultations on probate matters. Should you wish our representation on an estate, we would be happy to contact other attorneys to secure a copy of the decedent’s Last Will & Testament to ensure a smooth transition..  Contact us  to schedule a consultation.

OVI & Traffic Law

Our traffic law attorneys have a history of helping clients – do not go into court without our representation.

At Spore, Orth, Dombey & Hart we can provide you with a free case evaluation. Call Mr. Spore today at (419) 872-6808, Extension 1. We believe in big city service and small town courtesy. We will take the time to hear your story and examine your case. We will then draw on our legal skill and our work ethic to try to resolve your violation so that it doesn’t increase your driving points or insurance rates. We will also make sure to explain the traffic ticket process and keep you informed at every stage in your case.

Spore , Orth, Dombey & Hart are seasoned Traffic Attorneys with a reputation for providing quality legal assistance in traffic defense cases. We are well versed in Ohio traffic law and have reprsented clients facing a wide variety of traffic violations and related legal issues including:

*Operating a Vehicle under the Influence, or OVI (DUI);

*Minor traffic infractions;

*Reckless operation;

*Driving Under a suspended Driver’s License;

*Boating Under the Influence.

We agresssively protect our client’s rights in Perrysburg, Maumee, and Woodville courts. In every case we strive to deliver the best possible outcome, whether it involves negotiating a favorable plea bargain with the prosecutor or fighting your traffic ticket violation in court before a judge or jury.