Free community program helps citizens plan for the future
Summit County Probate Court Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE and Clerk of Courts Sandra Kurt have developed a collaborative community program titled Your Family Matters: Options to Protect Your Heirs and Assets.
Your Family Matters provides tools to help the citizens of Summit County plan for the future. The hour-long program reviews options to help protect heirs and assets upon inheritance. It also provides answers to questions about property deeds, probate court, vehicle titles and more.
“This program is not legal advice,” notes Judge Stormer. “It is simply good information from the experts. Your Family Matters gives you simple, free tools to streamline or bypass the probate process.”
The speakers for the program include Summit County Probate Court Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE and Clerk of Courts Sandra Kurt. Many of the deed options discussed during the session can be prepared by the property owner, without the assistance of a third party. A question and answer period follows each presentation.
As they become available, upcoming presentations will be posted on the website pages of the three participating offices and advertised in the local newspapers.
The Following Materials Are Distributed At Each Your Family Matters Presentation:
Personal Records Document
The Personal Records Document  is a four-page inventory helping you to consolidate your current assets, account numbers, personal information and computer passwords.
Straight Talk About Probate
Straight Talk About Probate  is an informational sheet defining terms related to filing an Estate.
Advance Directives Brochure
The Advance Directives Brochure  defines the various types of advance directives which allow you to express your wishes regarding personal, business, healthcare and end-of-life decisions.
Probate Court Brochure
The Probate Court Brochure  highlights the programs and services offered by Probate Court.