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Information and Procedure 

REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS:

An Application to Pay or Deliver Estate of a Minor Without the Appointment of a Guardian may be filed with the Probate Court under the following circumstances:

  • The minor is a resident of Lake County, Ohio;
  • The minor is entitled to receive money from a gift, inheritance, insurance proceeds, wrongful death proceeds, or some other circumstance;
  • The value of the money is less than $25,000.00.

A legible copy of the minor’s certified birth certificate must be presented with the Application. The copy of the birth certificate will not be made a part of the record.

Initial Deposit and Filings ( Cash / Check / Money Order) $85.00

  • Photocopy of the child’s birth certificate
  • Contact Information Form
  • Self-Representation Acknowledgment Form (if applicable)
  • Form 22.01 Application to Pay or Deliver Estate of a Minor Without the Appointment of a Guardian
  • Form 22.02 Consent to Application to Pay or Deliver Estate of a Minor Without the Appointment of a Guardian
    • Any parent, legal custodian, or legal guardian who is not the applicant must sign the consent or a hearing may be scheduled.
    • If a parent is deceased, a photocopy of that parent’s death certificate must be provided.

Later Filings

  • Form 22.3 Verification of Receipt and Deposit (if applicable)
  • LCPC Form 22.04 Report of Distribution of Minor’s Estate Assets (if applicable)

All forms can be mailed to:
Lake County Probate Court
P.O. Box 490
Painesville, Ohio 44077

Checklist and Forms

Checklist: Application to Pay or Deliver Estate of a Minor Without Appointment of a Guardian
Self-Representation Acknowledgment Form
Contact Information Form
LCPC Form 22.01 Application to Pay or Deliver Estate of a
Minor Without the Appointment of a Guardian
LCPC Form 22.02 Consent to Application to Pay or Deliver Estate of a
Minor Without the Appointment of a Guardian
Form 22.3 Verification of Receipt and Deposit (if applicable)
LCPC Form 22.04 Report of Distribution of Minor’s Estate Assets (if applicable)