Probate is the legal process by which a person’s estate is managed and distributed after death. The probate process includes:
- Identifying assets
- Paying debts
- Distributing assets
- Ancillary probate is necessary when someone lives in another State but owns property in Oklahoma.
- Ancillary probate can be thought of as supplementing the probate process done in the state of death, called “domiciliary probate.”
- The ancillary probate process requires reviewing the will and probate documents from the domiciliary probate proceedings and must be filed in the county where the property is located.
Summary Administration Proceedings
- Summary administration is generally reserved for smaller estates or the estates of people who die more than five years before.
- In Summary administration, the court forgoes the standard probate proceeding in favor of a simpler and often quicker process.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be a difficult and stressful experience. Our probate attorneys are ready to help make this tough time just a little bit easier.
Call us today at (405) 285-6858 to schedule a consultation with a Probate attorney.