The Court will not permit the appointment of Co-Administrators.
Any person filing an Application for Authority to Administer Estate shall give notice thereof to the decedent's surviving spouse and to all next of kin unless such notice is waived. This requirement shall not apply to applicants who are named in the decedent's will nor to an applicant who is the decedent's surviving spouse. When the surviving spouse is the natural parent of all of the decedent’s children, only the surviving spouse is required to waive.
The notice shall contain the date, time and place of the hearing, and it shall be served in accordance with Civil Rule 73 at least seven (7) days prior to the date set for hearing. For good cause shown, the Court may permit notice to be served by ordinary mail. Evidence of such notice shall be documented by the filing of an "Affidavit of Service".
Applications shall be set for hearing unless all waivers of notice have been obtained.
Where the Application is for the appointment of a Special Administrator pursuant to RC §2113.15, the Court in its discretion may waive or modify the notice requirements. Furthermore, the Court in its discretion may set or waive a bond, it may limit the Special Administrator's powers, and it may require the filing of expedited status report(s).
The examination required by Rule 59(A) of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio shall be completed before an Application for Authority to Administer an estate is filed.
Any applicant who is not represented by an attorney may be required to display photographic identification.
Upon the filing of an Application for Authority to Administer Estate, the applicant shall display a copy of the decedent’s death certificate or other evidence of death acceptable to the Court. This requirement may be waived by the Court for good cause shown.
Whenvever an applicant resides outside Brown County, Ohio all estate assets shall remain in Brown County or an Ohio county contiguous thereto.