Probate can be a thoroughly overwhelming process for a family to experience. When you are already grieving the loss of a loved one and handling the other logistics that go along with it, spending time in court can be another heavy burden on tired shoulders. At Smith Simmons, PLLC, we completely understand how exhausting and frustrating this process can be. Our team of Oklahoma City probate lawyers have the skill needed to represent your interests in probate court. Whether or not your loved one had a legally binding will, we have the skill and experience you need to complete this task efficiently.
Though the probate system differs from state to state, the overall the process will look similar regardless of location. This process can be broken down most simply into two steps: Debts owed by the deceased are paid, and assets belonging to the deceased are transferred to the appropriate party. After the decedent’s chosen executor—or, if necessary, the court-appointed representative—is sworn in, they have several duties that are generally carried out.
At Smith Simmons, we believe the best planning happens when the professional you’re partnering with can get to know you and your family on a deeper level. When we work with you to uncover your hopes, dreams and aspirations, we’ll be better equipped to develop a comprehensive estate plan that will work best for you and your family’s unique situation. We aim to provide more than just an estate planning document – we hope to facilitate your plan for life.
The experienced lawyers at Smith Simmons can help with all of your estate planning needs. Call us at (855) 973-8877 to get started with your initial consultation.