Let Us Guide You Through The Probate Process


We know, not just from professional experience but from personal experience as well, how hard the legal process of probating a loved one's estate, after they have passed, can be.  Let us help guide you through the complex process of administering your loved one's estate by assisting you in all steps of the process, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the appropriate probate court
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Valuating the estate
  • Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professionals and experts when necessary¬†

Will Contests

When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we help to successfully represent your interests. We have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. We are skilled in mediation and litigation, and we can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.


The Law Office of Gerald L. Baker is committed to answering your questions about business law, estate planning, elder law, and probate issues in Canton, North Canton, Jackson Township, Plain Township, Massillon, Alliance, Uniontown and throughout Stark County, Carroll County, Tuscarawas County, and Summit County.