Oklahoma County Probate Attorney
Suffering the loss of a loved one is always difficult. It can be even more challenging to sort out an estate in the midst of such a tragic loss. The probate process is difficult and confusing, especially if you are the executor of a will. Elizabeth A. Richards Attorney at Law can guide you through the estate administration process from opening the estate to distributing the assets. We are a firm that is dedicated to excellence and you can trust our superior legal services.
The firm has over 30 years of experience assisting the residents of Oklahoma City with their most personal legal matters, including probate and estate planning. Whether you would like to draft a will or create a trust, our firm can walk you through the process of ensuring that you will provide for your family even after you are gone.
If you have been chosen as a personal representative, we can help you with everything from sorting out which property goes through the probate process to helping you contact creditors. We are also available to assist with criminal defense needs.
Meet With Attorney Richards
When you choose to work with Elizabeth A. Richards Attorney at Law, you can rest assured knowing that you will be working with a qualified lawyer. Instead of passing clients' cases along to paralegals and legal secretaries, our lead attorney Elizabeth A. Richards personally handles every case from start to finish.
Attorney Richards provides clients with unlimited one-on-one consultations and discreet and confidential legal services. She understands that your matter is serious and personal. If you are interested in working with an attorney who will personally handle your legal matters, contact our firm today.
Losing a loved one is a difficult event in anyone's life, and dealing with their estate while you are still grieving can make the process even more emotional. We understand that this is a sensitive time for you and your family, but we can make probate proceedings less challenging by guiding you through the estate administration process.
If you have been chosen as the executor of a loved one's estate or appointed by the courts to serve as the personal representative after the loss of a friend or relative, we can assist you with the entire probate process from opening the estate to distributing the assets. Though we are known for probate services, we also assist with criminal defense.
Estate Administration, Probate & Real Estate Matters
If your loved one has already passed on, we can gently guide you through the process of estate administration during this difficult time. Gathering assets is the first step of estate administration and we can provide you with legal counsel in the best way to assess them and distribute them. Settling debts is another important aspect, and our firm can help you notify creditors of the loss and pay the debts.
Real estate matters can be a particularly difficult subject in estate planning, especially when property has multiple heirs. Executors are charged with the duty to maintain and protect the property in their care until it is passed on to the proper beneficiaries or is sold. Our firm can assist in these real estate matters and more, including counseling on the best way to sell real estate while the property is in the probate process.
We Can Help You Plan for the Future
Although it can be difficult to discuss, it is important to plan for your loved ones' future. If you have young children, a substantial amount of property, or are seriously ill, it is in your best interest to create an estate plan sooner rather than later. By creating a will, you can select a guardian for your children and distribute your property as you see fit.
We understand that the inheritance you leave to your loved ones is important, and we can assist you in the creation of the most tax-effective ways to leave your estate to future heirs. While it is true that you can write your own will, it is best to have a qualified attorney assist you with this process.
After you pass and your will is delivered to a judge, it is important that he or she finds the will valid and your wishes legally binding. We have intricate knowledge of both state and federal probate and estate planning laws and can help you pursue the outcome you seek.