Ohio Revised Code — Section 2113.03 provides for release from administration of a small estate under certain circumstances.
Upon the filing of such an application, a court may enter an order relieving the estate
from administration and directing delivery of personal property and transfer of real
estate to the entitled persons. In addition, Ohio Rev. Code Section 2113.031 provides for summary release from administration of a small estate upon application
by a person obligated to pay the decedent’s funeral and burial expenses, under certain
circumstances. In such case, a court may issue an order relieving the estate from
administration and directing delivery of the decedent’s personal property and transfer
of the title to any interests in real property in the decedent’s estate to the applicant.
If a person seeking legal representative status presents a court order pursuant to
Ohio Rev. Code Section 2113.03 or Section 2113.031, see GN 02301.035D.1.