- Each fiduciary shall adhere to the statutory or court-ordered time period for filing the inventory account, and if applicable, guardian’s report. The citation process set forth in section 2109.31 of the Revised Code shall be utilized to ensure compliance. The attorney of record and the fiduciary shall be subject to the citation process. The court may modify or deny fiduciary commissions or attorney fees, or both, to enforce adherence to the filing time periods. If a decedent’s estate must remain open more than six months pursuant to RC 2109.301 (B)(1), the fiduciary shall file an application to extend administration. (Standard Probate Form 13.8).
- An application to extend the time for filing an inventory, account, or guardian’s report shall not be granted unless the fiduciary has signed the application.
- The fiduciary and the attorney shall prepare, sign, and file a written status report with the court in all decedent’s estates that remain open after a period of thirteen months from the date of the appointment of the fiduciary and annually thereafter. At the court’s discretion, the fiduciary and the attorney shall appear for a status review.
- The court may issue a citation to the attorney of record for a fiduciary who is delinquent in the filing of an inventory, account, or guardians’ report to show cause why the attorney should not be barred from being appointed in any new proceeding before the court or serving as attorney of record in any new estate, guardianship, or trust until all of the delinquent pleadings are filed.
- Upon filing of the exceptions to an inventory or to an account, the exceptor shall cause the exceptions to be set for a pretrial within thirty days. The attorney and their clients, or individuals if not represented by an attorney, shall appear at the pretrial. The trial shall be set as soon as practical after pretrial.
The Court may dispense with the pretrial and proceed directly to trial.