Losing a loved one is a difficult event in anyone’s life, and dealing with their estate while you are still grieving can make the process even more emotional. We understand that this is a sensitive time for you and your family, but we can make the probate proceedings less challenging by guiding you through the estate administration process.
An attorney is needed following the death of a person whether they die with or without a will, to establish ownership of the deceased’s property, to transfer the name on the property documents from the person who passed to the persons inheriting the property, and to pay any debts the deceased may have. If a will is not challenged and all the people receiving property are in agreement, probate can be completed in a timely manner with less expense. However, if a will is challenged, the process can become long and costly.
Probates are open records and can be read by the public. We represent the people, called executors or administrators, who have been named to be responsible for the probate of the property of the person who has passed. We also represent potential heirs who do not like what an administrator is doing and want to have their portion of the property secured through representation by our firm.
If you are facing probate of the property of someone who has passed, we can advise you and help you through the process, explaining the various steps, preparing the documents, and attending the court proceedings necessary according to your needs and Oklahoma probate law.