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    This Court administers Testamentary Trusts but does not administer Living Trusts.   
     
    A Testamentary Trust is a trust that is created by the last Will and Testament of the deceased.  In this Court, it is created as a separate case.  It is the responsibility of the fiduciary or the fiduciary's attorney to file the appropriate paperwork to appoint a Testamentary Trustee.  An estate will not be closed until the Testamentary Trust has been created.  It is subject to the same fiduciary requirements as for estates. 

    The Ohio Revised Code has placed other types of trusts, such as wrongful death and special need trusts, in the Probate Court's jurisdiction.  There are very specialized trusts and should only be created with the help of an attorney. 
     
     

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    FUTURE COURT CLOSINGS IN 2014:
    November 11, Veteran's Day

    November 27, Thanksgiving Day

    November 28, Day after Thanksgiving Day

    December 10, Court closes at 11:30 a.m. for Staff Development

    December 19, Court closed from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. for a Staff Meeting

    December 25, Christmas Day

    December 26, Day After Christmas