Probate Services

Probate Services 2017-10-19T01:24:48+00:00

Probate is the legal process of transferring title to property under the supervision of a judge. Simply having a Will does not pass ownership. In Oklahoma, probate usually takes from four to eight months to complete. Every situation is different, but a probate generally includes:

  • Filing of a petition with the proper probate court
  • Notice to heirs under the will or to statutory heirs (if no will exists)
  • Petition to appoint the Executor (in the case of a will) or Administrator for the estate
  • Inventory and appraisal of estate assets by the Executor or Administrator
  • Payment of estate debt to rightful creditors
  • Sale of estate assets
  • Payment of estate taxes, if applicable
  • Final distribution of assets to heirs

Probate can be avoided with estate planning designed to efficiently and privately transfer assets.

Please contact us or call (405) 435-9700.