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What happens to a joint tenancy when one of the owners passes away?

In the state of Oklahoma, if you own land in joint tenancy, you don’t have to go to probate court. However, to record the transfer of ownership, there are some specific steps to be taken once the other owner passes away. If you own an account jointly with “right of survivorship” with your spouse, and…Read More

3 Things you Need to Know About Estate Planning After Divorce

Most recently divorced people think their ex-spouse is the last person they want to inherit their assets when they die. Additionally, they do not want that person to make life and death decisions for them. But that is exactly what can happen, and often does, when estate planning documents are not updated. Beneficiary Designations Assets…Read More

Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma and Estate Planning

Estate planning is important for couples in common law marriages because this type of marriage is unique and not fully understood. A common law marriage is created when a couple lives together and represents themselves as a married couple. No ceremony or licensing is required to establish a common-law marriage, although a couple may be…Read More

Let’s Talk About The Oklahoma Probate Process

The probate process is a court-supervised process of authenticating the last will of a deceased person. The process is required to pay the final bills and distribute the decedent’s estate. If there is no will, the probate process looks similar to an extent, but there are significant differences there too. Also, the probate process varies…Read More

Estate Planning Strategies In A COVID-19 World

T   The year 2021 has arrived, and along with it the COVID vaccine. As people get vaccinated across Oklahoma City, and the spread of the COVID virus is starting to lessen, we are still not out of the woods yet.  The rapid increase in the number of people getting their wills, advance directives, and…Read More

What To Do When a Loved One Dies

We have all lost a friend or family member…someone that we love. From time to time we may find ourselves in charge of closing out a person’s estate after they die. Such a task can be stressful and overwhelming, but if you were designated to take charge by the person that passed, then it’s a…Read More