Tulsa Probate Attorneys
Legal Help After You Have Lost a Loved One
Losing a family member is already a stressful, time consuming, and painful process. Not only do you have to deal with cleaning up their physical estate, which can involve hour hours sifting through boxes of accumulated memories, but you will also need to deal with any financial burdens that your family member left behind.
Our probate lawyers assist you with all aspects of administering the estate of your loved one. This includes:
- Property division
- Locating heirs
- Resolving creditor claims
- Assisting successor trustees or executors
- Resolve any contests or disputes that may arise
Don’t face probate alone. Contact our Tulsa probate lawyers at Richardson Richardson Boudreaux PLLC to learn more about how we can help.
The Probate Process
Probate begins with a will, or the lack of one. Finding this can be key in determining how the deceased wanted their property distributed to their surviving heirs. If there is no will, the court will have to appoint a representative for the estate, which is determined when you file the initial petition for probate.
The entire process helps ensure that any debts get paid, that all the heirs receive what they are entitled, and that all the assets are accounted for.
The process can be as short as three month or as long as years depending on multiple issues, such as the whereabouts of the heirs, if there are any disputes, how many creditors the estate has, the quality of the assets, and many other factors.
Guidance Throughout Your Probate Matter
From drafting and filing the initial petition to taking inventory and appraisal of all the estate’s assets, it’s important to have a skilled Tulsa estate planning attorney on your side. The process involves an in-depth knowledge of the laws and can be especially difficult without a lawyer’s help.
When you need help, call our Tulsa probate attorneys at 918.347.6456 to schedule your free initial consultation.