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Address Your Probate And Estate Administration Needs With Help From An Experienced Team

If you have been named personal representative of a loved one’s estate after their death, you are agreeing to take on many important responsibilities. This can be particularly difficult, especially while dealing with the loss of a loved one. A knowledgeable estate planning attorney will be instrumental in guiding you through the probate or estate administration process. For decades, people across Payne County and beyond have placed their trust in Ellis & Ellis. Our lawyers offer the skill and experience you need.

Efficiently Navigating The Estate Administration Process

Losing a loved one is difficult enough without the added burden of a drawn-out legal process. At Ellis & Ellis, we understand. Our attorneys frequently represent clients in Stillwater and throughout Payne County and the surrounding areas in probate court. Because we are regulars in these courtrooms, other attorneys – particularly those who are out of state but have Oklahoma clients – call on our firm to serve these clients.

We recognize that our clients want the estate process to be as efficient as possible. Our lawyers and staff all have extensive training managing these issues and will do everything in their power to make this process a smooth one. Our experience also enables us to handle unique cases. For example, some of our clients have inherited mineral rights to land. In these situations, it is necessary to go through probate in order for these beneficiaries to receive title to the property.

Probate May Not Be Necessary

In some instances, an estate’s assets do not have to go through the probate process. Assets such as an individual retirement account (IRA), certain types of pension plans, life insurance, payable on death (POD) designations and property held in joint tenancy can bypass probate. Our lawyers will be able to counsel you on whether you can avoid probate entirely or if certain estate assets can bypass the process. Whatever your situation involves, you can rely on us to determine the best course of action and guide you efficiently to its conclusion.

Contact Ellis & Ellis

To make sure your estate will be properly and cost-effectively administered, schedule a meeting with our team. We can discuss the details of your case to determine what your next steps should be and how we can help you. To reach our Stillwater office, contact us online or call 405-334-5378. We’re happy to answer all your questions and address all your concerns.