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Tulsa Probate Lawyer

Dealing With a Deceased Loved One’s Legal Affairs

When a loved one passes, there are certain legal matters that need to be discussed. During this time emotions can run high and there are often family disagreements and entanglements. You need the assistance of a compassionate and competent probate attorney in Tulsa. At Bundren Law Firm P.C., we can provide helpful counsel and representation in dealing with the legal affairs left by your deceased loved one.

We also have the experience in helping beneficiaries where the deceased does not leave a will. Our firm is knowledgeable in the Oklahoma Will and Intestacy Laws and can help you navigate through its complexities.

We encourage you to reach out to our firm at (918) 992-3300.

Probating an Estate in Oklahoma

While probate is generally the same in most states, Oklahoma does have specific laws governing inheritance when a deceased person's estate does not include a will, as well as when certain small estate can bypass probate entirely.

Oklahoma allows for small estates totaling less than $50,000 in value to avoid probate, instead being distributed through the Small Estates Affidavit. This total amount does not include the value of real property.

If the decedent died without a will, or intestate, Oklahoma laws of descent and distribution will determine how their property is inherited by beneficiaries.

Oklahoma intestacy distribution laws are as follows:

  • If the decedent is survived by a spouse and children, the spouse receives half of the estate and the remaining half would pass to surviving children
  • If the decedent is not survived by a spouse but has living children, the entire state is equally distributed among those children
  • If the decedent's children are also deceased, but have their own living children, those grandchildren of the decedent will equally distribute what their parent would have received if alive
  • If the deceased person had no living spouse or descendants, the entire estate would go to their parents
  • With no descendants or parents, the estate would go to the decedent's siblings and the children of any deceased siblings
  • With no living siblings or descendants of siblings, the estate would go to the decedent's grandparents and their descendants

Why Hire a Lawyer for the Probate Process?

We understand that dealing with a loved one’s death is traumatic, and the last thing you need is to face the responsibility of enforcing your deceased loved one’s trust and will. Our Tulsa probate lawyer can help navigate the process to ensure that the wishes of your loved one are respected.

We provide sound advice and exceptional representation during:

  • Probate proceedings and trials in court
  • Interpretation of wills and trusts
  • Determination of beneficial share and status
  • Challenges and contests to testamentary dispositions
  • Acquisition of testamentary property
  • Protection of testamentary or probate property and assets
  • Will and trust contests and disputes
  • Testamentary capacity issues
  • Issues of undue influence, fraud, and duress

Our firm is knowledgeable in state specific laws regarding probate and has many years of experience representing our client’s interests in local probate courts.

Let Bundren Law Firm P.C. help you during this difficult time.
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