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Will Deposit

Instructions for Depositing or Removing an Original Will

Your original Last Will and Testament may be deposited with the Court for safekeeping. When the will has been filed, the contents are confidential until the deposited will is removed.

To deposit an original Last Will and Testament, you have three options:

How to Deposit an Original Will:

How to Remove a Deposited Will:

Opening an Estate when a Will is on Deposit:

If the estate is to be administered in a county other than Summit, or in a state other than Ohio, the Judge from that court must request the release of the will. The Last Will and Testament will then be sent by certified mail to the out-of-county court.

Filing Fee: