Estate planning is not a one-size-fits-all type of process. The path taken depends on the amount of assets in the estate, the goals for the estate and the complexity of relationships within the family.
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.
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.