Ralph A. Bauer

Attorney at Law

Legal council for Midwest Ohio clients


120 N Main Ave, Sidney OH 45365
Phone: 937-658-6590

Estate Planning and Probate Administration

Trusts - Wills - Probate Administration


Estate Planning and Probate Administration

Probate applies when an Ohio resident dies owning property which needs to be transferred to his or her heirs and beneficiaries.

Was There a Trust?

estate planningWe always recommend Estate Planning, including a formal Trust.  With estate planning you can establish a fund for college funding needs, as well as the needs of surviving family members. It will also provide direction about the disposition of your assets. If you do not establish a Trust or at least a Will, the Ohio probate courts will make distribution of property decisions for you. 

Our legal staff will carry out the terms of the trust, last will and testament, or the laws of intestate succession to protect asset values and the interests of beneficiaries.

Include Distribution of Assets in your Trust:

Plan now to avoid Probate involement on life insurance, retire plan with a designated beneficiary, bank accounts with a POD clause, securities and real property designated to be transferred on death (TOD) to a named beneficiary, and assets within a trust.

Losing a loved one can be one of the hardest events in your life... Probate Law can be confusing, and certainly stressful.

Our wide array of estate planning services also includes:

  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Probate administration
  • Probate litigation
  • Succession planning

Trust Ralph A. Bauer to personally handle your Ohio Probate, Intestacy And Trust Administration services. 

Criminal Defense

Successfully tried and defended hundreds of cases consisting of felonies and misdemeanors of all levels from murder to disorderly conduct.

Drunk Driving

Arrested for a DUI, DWI, OVI, OMVI? It is imperative that you contact legal representation immediately to restore your driving privileges. 

Divorce Attorney

Divorce Cases can be ugly. We will work with you each step of the process to be sure that you understand your rights and responsibilities.

Estate Planning

Your proactive Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianship decisions will help you to avoid Probate involvement.