In Ohio, the probate process has three main steps:
1. Appoint an executor and admit the will to probate. All of the heirs have the right to attend a hearing to determine if the will is valid and who should become the executor.
2. Prepare an inventory of assets All potential heirs are entitled to a hearing to determine if the inventory is accurate.
3. File an accounting to show the receipts and disbursements of estate assets. All of the heirs are entitled to a copy of this accounting and can attend a hearing if there are questions.