Many people enjoy being surrounded by a loved one's things after his or her passing. It can allow Ohio residents to retain a sense of the person and possibly allow them to deal with their loss better. Of course, a decedent's property typically cannot go untouched forever, and probate proceedings need to be completed.
When an Ohio resident is named as the executor of an estate, he or she has a number of steps to take in order to close the remaining estate. In some cases, probate administration may include having to sell real estate that the loved one left behind. This type of action can make settling an estate more difficult, especially if the executor does not have real estate knowledge.