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Release

The probate court may relieve an estate from administration. ORC Section 2113.03(A) provides that if the assets of the estate are valued at $35,000.00 or less and the probate court finds that creditors will not be prejudiced, the court may issue an order relieving the estate from administration and directing the distribution of property to those entitled. The probate court may also issue an order relieving the estate from administration if there is a surviving spouse that receives all assets under a will or if the decedent died without a will and the surviving spouse is entitled to inherit all of the assets of the estate.