What’s the timeframe for a Probate in Oklahoma?

What’s the timeframe for a Probate in Oklahoma? You may have heard horror stories about Probate proceedings taking years to conclude. Some do. Most do not. If there is acrimony amongst the family, then no matter what form your deceased relative left their estate, the process of winding up their financial affairs and distributing their assets will take longer. The key to distributing assets quickly is family harmony. So, if there is disagreement (or worse), no matter what type of process you are facing to conclude your loved one’s life, it will be more complicated and lengthy. If all family members and people involved are on the same page and in agreement, then a Probate procedure in Oklahoma generally takes around 4 months. This timeframe applies to both testate and intestate proceedings. A “testate” proceeding is one when your loved one died leaving a Last Will and Testament and an “intestate” proceeding is when they did not. There are a couple different Probate procedures available in Oklahoma depending upon the assets that require Probate. The most common procedure can be accomplished in about 4 months if everyone involved (who would be the “heirs, devisees and/or legatees”) signs consents to various elements of the Probate process. Consenting to these things also adds privacy to the proceeding because elements that are waived do not become part of the court file which is public record. This 4 month timeframe also assumes that the Probate attorney is diligent in moving the case forward when certain thresholds are met. Therefore, it is essential that you hire a Probate or Estate attorney who will make your case a priority and move it through the Probate process as quickly as possible.

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