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Skilled Oklahoma Lawyers Advise on Wills and Probate Proceedings

Respected Enid firm develops solutions to accomplish clients’ goals

Distributing estate assets correctly and efficiently requires careful attention before and after the decedent passes away. Long, Claypole & Blakley Law, PLC in Enid helps Oklahomans create wills that accomplish their objectives and assists executors in handling the probate process successfully. Our established attorneys provide trustworthy guidance on pressing estate issues and potential long-term consequences. Whether you’re looking to draft, revise or enforce a will, we have the knowledge and experience to manage each task in a personalized, professional manner.

Seasoned attorneys provide comprehensive support regarding all will issues

Without a valid will, the property you’ve accumulated throughout your lifetime is distributed based on the state’s intestacy laws rather than your wishes. We take the time to understand your unique goals and help you implement them. Committed to a personalized approach, we assist with:

  • Creating your legacy — To complete a will in Oklahoma, you must be 18 years old, be of sound mind and have the document signed and witnessed. Our attorneys will help anticipate potential problems, offer advice on special bequests, assist with charitable contributions and establish a fitting legacy — important considerations that generic online wills can’t address.
  • Protecting your children — Parents of minor children and disabled adults should formalize clear instructions regarding the care of their son or daughter in the event of their death or incapacity. We’ll outline the steps necessary to establish appropriate guardianship and power of attorney documents.
  • Making necessary changes — Priorities and circumstances can change quickly, so it’s important to review your will frequently to ensure that your final instructions reflect your current intentions. After discussing your situation, we will make clear, legal revisions so you can feel secure.

In addition to handling wills, our firm assists with the preparation of trusts, advance medical directives and other aspects of a thorough estate planning program.

Efficient advisers handle each aspect of the probate process

The property of someone who has died passes to their heirs through the probate process. The personal representative (or executor) designated in the will or appointed by the court is responsible for filing the document and carrying out its directions. This can be a complicated process, especially if the estate includes complex assets or contested claims. Our knowledgeable probate attorneys advise estate representatives as to the value of the estate and if it can be administered through an affidavit or the simplified small estate process. If not, the process usually takes several months, and we assist with each task, including gathering the assets, paying any relevant expenses or creditor claims, keeping an accurate accounting of each transaction and, once the court approves, distributing assets to the intended beneficiaries. Should the will be challenged due to an alleged lack of capacity or undue influence, we’ll work to resolve any dispute promptly and according to the testator’s wishes.

Contact an Enid lawyer for a consultation regarding a will or probate issue

Long, Claypole & Blakley Law, PLC provides personalized counsel on wills and probate matters for Oklahoma clients. To set up an appointment to discuss your estate issue at our Enid office, please call 580-599-0191 or contact us online for an initial consultation.

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  • Enid Office
    122 W. Randolph Avenue
    P.O. Box 3623
    Enid, Oklahoma 73701
    Phone: 580-233-5225
    Fax: 580-233-3522