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Beverly A Stull

Beverly A Stull

Probate, Elder Law, and Estate Attorney in Blue Ash, West Chester, Hyde Park
  • Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning
  • Ohio
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I have the experience to help you settle the estate of a loved one, guide you through Medicaid planning and application, or help you plan for your own times of incapacity or death. I also have the patience and understanding to guide you with compassion during difficult times. With offices in Blue Ash, Hyde Park, and West Chester, I can meet where it is convenient for you.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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University of Cincinnati College of Law
J.D. (2011)
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Professional Associations
Cincinnati Bar Association
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Activities: Elder Law committee, Estate Planning and Probate committee
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Ohio State Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Elder Law committee, Estate Planning & Probate committee
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State Bar of Ohio # 0088078
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Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered

Q. I lived with my fiance for 12 yrs. and he passed away on May 31. His house is in mortgage and they want their money.
A: The first thing would be to call the mortgage company and discuss the situation with them. They are often willing to wait for a while when there has been a death of the mortgage holder. You may have to reapply for the mortgage unless you were on the original mortgage.
Q. My cost to state of Ohio to become bonded as Executor of mother's will. I live and reside in Michigan.
A: First, check your mother’s will. Most wills state that no bond is required.
Q. If a will is worded without order from the court. Does it still need to go through probate
A: I am not sure what you mean by “worded without order from the court. A will is only used when an estate goes to probate court. Property that has a beneficiary, a joint owner, or is in a trust pass outside of probate.
Q. Mother is dying. No will. The only property are household items. Probate court needed?
A: If she has no assets titled in her name alone, probate should not be necessary.
Q. If one member of the family had power of attorney before our parent died, does that mean he automatically becomes the
A: No, the only way to become Executor is to be named in the decedent’s will and apply to the probate court. If there was no will, any person living in Ohio can apply to be Administrator.
Q. How soon after a death (without a will) does the probate process start?
A: It really depends on the family. Some need to start right away because they need plates for the car, want to sell the house, or need access to bank accounts. But there are reasons to wait as well. A probate attorney can advise.
Q. The Estate Attorney just told me my Great great Aunt estate is 90% complete, when can I expect my part of it?
A: That is a question only the estate attorney can answer. Depending on the size of the estate and the steps remaining, it could be a short time or longer. Ask the attorney when the distribution is to be made.
Q. Irrevocable trust Settlor question
A: No. Your mother should be the Settlor. There is no need to hide money from Medicare; they were probably referring to Medicaid, which can look back 5 years to see if there were any transfers for less than Fair Market Value for the purpose of Medicaid eligibility. If your mother needs Medicaid within 5 years of funding the trust, you or your attorney would have to lie when they ask if there have been transfers. If Medicaid asks to see 5 years of records, they will question the transferred money.
Q. My cousins mom passed. Her house has a mortgage. Her life ins/401K named a beneficiary.
A: Your cousin will need to find out how his mother's house was titled. If just in her name, with no Transfer on Death, it will need to go to probate. Similarly, he needs to find out how the accounts were titled. If just in her name, they will also need to go to probate. He should discuss the situation with a probate attorney in his area to get more specific advice.
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Contact & Map
Main office of Beverly A. Stull Law LLC in Blue Ash
4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Cell: (513) 324-4183
Hyde Park office of Beverly A. Stull Law LLC
3805 Edwards Road, Suite 550
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Cell: (513) 324-4183
West Chester office of Beverly A. Stull Law LLC
9078 Union Centre Blvd, Suite 350
West Chester, OH 45069
Cell: (513) 324-4183