§ 5817.01 Definitions
§ 5817.02 Action by testator
§ 5817.03 Action by settlor
§ 5817.04 Jurisdiction; venue
§ 5817.05 Testator complaint; party defendants
§ 5817.06 Settlor complaint; party defendants
§ 5817.07 Service of process
§ 5817.08 Hearing
§ 5817.09 Burden of proof
§ 5817.10 Declaration of validity
§ 5817.11 Effect of declaration
§ 5817.12 Subsequent modification of will
§ 5817.13 Subsequent modification of trust
§ 5817.14

Terms Used In Ohio Code > Chapter 5817

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Another: when used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Court: means the probate court of the county in which the complaint under section 5817. See Ohio Code 5817.01
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures; this provision does not affect any law relating to signatures. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Related trust: means a trust for which both of the following apply:

    (1) The testator is the settlor of the trust. See Ohio Code 5817.01

  • Related will: means a will for which both of the following apply:

    (1) The testator is the settlor of a trust. See Ohio Code 5817.01

  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Trust: means an inter vivos revocable or irrevocable trust instrument to which, at the time the complaint for declaration of validity is filed under section 5817. See Ohio Code 5817.01
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.