Tulsa Attorney on Alternatives to Probate
In Oklahoma, the minimum time required to settle a simple estate is four to six months, and larger estates that include sale of property typically take longer. Plus, the court costs, estate and inheritance taxes, and attorney fees associated with probate administration can drastically reduce your inheritance.
Depending on your situation, alternatives to probate can save you unnecessary time and expense. I am Maureen J. Knudson, a skilled probate attorney with 30 years of experience. During a one on one consultation, I can explain alternatives to probate and offer straightforward advice on what options might work for you.
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Depending on your situation, there are several options available as alternatives to probate:
- Affidavit of heirship: Oklahoma law provides for heirship affidavits to establish ownership of property in small estates.
- Affidavit of surviving joint tenants: Upon the death of one joint tenant, the surviving joint tenant becomes sole owner.
- Affidavit for collection of personal property: In certain cases, personal property, such as bank accounts, may be transferred to successors without a formal probate.
- Transfer-on-death deed: Allows the transfer of “real property” to become effective after death.
- Oil and gas interests: Individuals may be able to transfer oil and gas interests through affidavit.
As an experienced probate attorney, I have helped many people find probate alternatives that suit their needs. If you are wondering if your situation qualifies for any of the above options, I can help you make that determination.
For a free, 30-minute consultation with a Tulsa lawyer on alternatives to probate, Contact me by e-mail or phone at 918-747-1400. I offer evening and weekend appointments, and strive to answer phone calls within 24 hours.