Adriann McGee authored "Revisiting Ohio's Harmless Error Statute - Saving Grace or Unintended Loophole" in the July/August 2019 Issue of the Probate Law Journal of Ohio.
In 2006, the Ohio legislature passed RC 2107.24, the “harmless error” statute aimed to provide an equitable mechanism to admit a will to probate that otherwise failed to meet the stringent execution formalities in RC 2107.03.
When the Lorain County Probate Court precedentially admitted to probate a deliberately drafted, executed, witnessed and preserved will prepared on an electronic tablet inIn re Estate of Castro, 2013 WL 12411558 (Ohio C.P. 2013), it relied on RC 2107.241 as one of its bases for doing so.
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