Navigating the Oklahoma Probate Process

What to do When Someone Dies

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Dealing with the Death of a Loved One: Common Legal Questions


  1. What is Probate?

  2. Who should be in charge? What duties are expected of a Personal Representative? Are they entitled to payment?

  3. What information or documents need to be located before meeting with an attorney?

  4. What are commonly found assets of a decedent?

  5. What happens in a probate? (Overview of basic process/timeline)

  6. May costs of administration and legal fees be paid out of the estate? What liabilities or debts will the estate be responsible for?

  7. What is the best way handle personal property of the decedent? (ex: bank accounts, vehicles, household items) 

  8. The decedent owned real estate and/or minerals, how do we sell it or distribute it to the decedent's heirs or devisees? 

  9.  What if the decedent’s heirs or devisees or beneficiaries are minors?

  10. Common challenges to a will

  11. What if specific property mentioned in the will has been sold or cannot be found?

  12. What if the decedent owned property in other states?