The Role of a Probate Attorney
An attorney can advise you on various aspects of the probate process. They’ll be able to help prepare all necessary documents and file them with the proper officials. If they obtain letters of authority, your attorney also may help you access your deceased loved one’s insurance, bank, or other financial accounts.
Your attorney will also deal with all other required proceedings in court. For instance, they may file or defend a will contest to decide who becomes the executor. They will handle creditors’ claims and give notice to creditors, heirs, beneficiaries, and others who are entitled to receive notice of the probate.
At Hampton Law Office, we’ve been representing Oklahoma City probate cases since 1990. We understand the grief you’re likely facing, making us the compassionate legal partners you need. We’ll be here to help you ensure your loved one’s wishes are fulfilled exactly as they’d want them.
Trusted Legal Guidance When You Need it Most
If you have been named an executor or administrator of a will, trust, or estate, you may have questions about what steps to take and how to ensure that the property is rightfully and legally distributed. Some of your responsibilities may include:
- Locating and interpreting the decedent’s will and any trusts
- Creating an inventory of your loved one’s assets
- Establishing an estate bank account
- Paying any debts and expenses of the estate
- Funding all bequests
- Administering any trusts
- Closing the estate
At Hampton Law Office, we are here for you every step of the way. In addition to the proper administration of a will, we can also provide assistance in case you need to contest a will or another person is contesting the said will.
The probate process can be daunting, but the experienced assistance of our skilled probate attorney may help ensure favorable resolution. If you live in the Oklahoma City area, including Norman, Tulsa, or Shawnee, Oklahoma, get in touch with us. Call our office today to schedule a free phone consultation.