2107.72 Rules of procedure - jury trial.

(A) The Rules of Civil Procedure govern all aspects of a will contest action, except as otherwise provided in sections 2107.71 to 2107.77 of the Revised Code.

(B)

(1) Each party to a will contest action has the right to a jury trial of the action. To assert the right, a party shall demand a jury trial in the manner prescribed in the Rules of Civil Procedure. Subject to division (B)(2) of this section, if a party demands a jury trial in that manner, the action shall be tried to a jury.

(2) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in Civil Rule 38, a demand of a jury trial in a will contest action may be withdrawn, if either of the following applies:

(a) All parties to the action who are not in default of answer, consent to the withdrawal of the demand prior to the commencement of the trial;

(b) All parties to the action who are not in default of answer and who are present at the time of the commencement of the trial, consent to the withdrawal of the demand.

Effective Date: 03-28-1985