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Aaron Epling

Aaron Epling

Epling Law Office
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law ...
  • Ohio
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Aaron B. Epling operates Epling Law Office, LLC; serving all of Ohio and limited primarily to estate planning and probate law. He routinely assists clients in the orderly and tax efficient transfer of wealth during life and after death by preparing all related estate planning documents; representing fiduciaries of trusts, decedent’s estates and guardianships; planning for incapacity and elder concerns; planning for employee benefits; planning charitable gifts; and handling tax controversy and fiduciary litigation. Aaron resides in Hilliard, Ohio with his wife, Tiffany, and three girls. He is an avid golfer and racquetball player and he enjoys spending time with his girls.

Capital University Law School
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Professional Experience
Epling Law Office
Articles & Publications
Modern Ohio Estate Planning
Very Limited
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar Association - Estate Planning, Trust, & Probate Law Section
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State Bar of Ohio  # 0091942
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
ID Number: 0091942
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Elder Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. My mom passed, only had joint checking with me, only adult child. Is probate needed? She has a small unsecured personal
A: I bet that you're good to go. Take the money from the account and don't talk to any creditors. Creditors can file a claim against the estate, but if the checking account had survivorship rights, then it's unlikely they will get anything. And, in my experience, unsecured creditors rarely open estates on their own when the decedent didn't own any real estate. If there's a will, you may want to file it for the record just to be safe.
Q. Parents died the contents of the home to the estate and the house to my brother can he move in prior to the estate sale?
A: It depends how title is being transferred...i.e. trust, transfer on death, or will. Generally, title to real estate vests in the heir upon the moment of death. If the will says that your brother gets the house, or if your brother is a beneficiary under a transfer on death instrument, then he may indeed be able to move in immediately. If a trust says that your brother gets the house immediately, then he does indeed have a right to move in. If the estate is insolvent, then it gets more complicated. If there's no will, trust, or TOD instrument, then I suggest talking to an attorney.
Q. how to evict a family member who was only supposed to stay free for a couple nights and didnt leave?
A: No good deed goes unpunished. You can evict him. Some courts have pretty good information for do-it-yourselfers...or you can get an attorney to make sure it's done as quickly as possible.
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Epling Law Office, LLC
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3544 Main Street
Hilliard, OH 43026
Telephone: (614) 876-7888
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed