The examination required by Rule 59(A) of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio shall be completed before an application to admit a will to probate is filed.
If a will presented to probate contains alterations, interlineations or extraneous markings, the admission of the will may be set for hearing pursuant to RC §2107.26.
All persons listed on Form 1.0 whose addresses are known shall be given Notice of Probate of Will by certified mail unless such notice is waived. The fiduciary or other person specified in section 2107.1 9(A)(4) RC shall provide an affidavit with regard to the names and/or places of residence of those persons identified on Form 1.0 listed as unknown, stating they are unknown and cannot with reasonable diligence be ascertained. The affidavit should set forth the circumstances of the person’s name or residence being unknown and the efforts made to ascertain such information. Notice by publication shall be required if the identity and/or address of any next of kin and/or beneficiary is unknown, unless the Court otherwise orders.
Where the will names a living trust as a beneficiary, a copy of the trust shall be displayed to the Court, however, it is not required to be filed with the Court.