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Joseph M Braun

Joseph M Braun

Braun Law Office
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law ...
  • Ohio
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Inside the courtroom or over a cup of coffee, Joseph Braun is your trusted source of legal advice, professional representation and strategic planning. A strong regulatory background gives Joseph an advantage in finding the nooks and crannies in the law that enables Joseph to plan for contingencies, work through your problem, or remedy a potential crisis. Joseph practices estate planning, probate law, real estate law, adoption law, and more.

Outside of work you'll find Joseph hiking and traveling with his wife and son, playing with his dachshund Ludwig, and surviving the agony of being a Cincinnati Reds & Bengals fan.

Practice Areas
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Landlord Rights
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Area
  • Adoption
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
Professional Experience
Braun Law Office
- Current
Capital University Law School
J.D. (2016)
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Ohio State University - Columbus
B.A. (2013) | Political Science-American Politics
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Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar  # 0095716
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Butler County Bar Association
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The Ohio Supreme Court
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. In the state of Ohio if you have a will does the estate need to go through probate court?
A: It really depends on the property that needs to be probated. Personal property held by a trust need not go through probate. Real Property that is held as a joint tenancy with rights of survivorship or property previously designated as a transfer on death designation need not go through probate. Banking and other financial accounts termed payable on death or transfer on death need not go through probate. You need to sit down with an attorney and they can advise you whether the estate will need to be fully probated.
Q. My father passed away 5 years ago. He was survived by his 2nd wife (my step mom of course)& I do not talk to her at all
A: There are a few things that need to be answered before it is determined if you have rights:

1.) You need to find out if there was a will and you will need to produce the original copy to the probate court,

2.) You should find out how the home is titled, as in who the home was deeded to. If the home was deeded to your father and step-mother with rights of survivorship then you may not have any rights. You can find out the language of the deed by looking on the county recorder's website. In Ohio, the county recorder generally has online records you can search.

You should consult an attorney in this matter and they can assist you.
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Contact & Map
The Braun Law Office
616 Dayton Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
Telephone: (513) 887-4560
Fax: (513) 887-4561