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.
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:
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.
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.