Oklahoma Will Attorney

Oklahoma Will Attorney

Oklahoma Will Attorney

Oklahoma City Will Attorney

Most people are unaware that if they die without a will, the State of Oklahoma will distribute their estate according to Oklahoma’s intestacy laws. Obtaining a professionally drafted last will and testament is the best way to ensure your estate is distributed according to your wishes, and to avoid potentially relationship-ending disagreements between family members following your passing.

A will is a document in which a person specifies the method to be applied in the management and distribution of his/her estate after death. A will is submitted to the probate court during the probate process, and does not help an estate avoid probate.

Another function served by a last will and testament is to nominate guardians for a person’s minor children, in the event the children are orphaned. In the absence of nominated guardians, many families end up in heated legal battles involving custody of a deceased family member’s orphaned child(ren). It is best to nominate guardians for your minor children in your last will and testament, rather than to leave it to chance that your minor children will end up with the appropriate guardians should something unforeseen happen.

A common misconception about a last will and testament is that the document will help manage a person’s affairs should he/she become incapacitated. This is not the case, as a will has no legal authority until after the person’s death. For documents that govern a person’s affairs should he/she become incapacitated, see Powers of Attorney or Advance Directives.

If you do not have a last will and testament setting forth your wishes after death, call the Rockett Law Office! Let our office create a last will and testament that ensures your wishes will be properly conveyed to the probate court following your passing.