Tag: Oklahoma Probate

What happens after someone passes away and they leave real property that doesn’t transfer automatically? That is where Oklahoma probate comes in to provide a way to transfer the title to person’s heirs. Oklahoma probate is about getting property into the hands of the people who are supposed to have it, as efficiently as possible.

When do I have to file a tax return for a gift I make?

Gifting into a tax return While it is not a subject that most people consider often, there are circumstances where a person can make a gift and be required to file a tax return covering the gift and potentially paying…

What is the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common?

  The difference between joint tenants and tenants in common is often perplexing but critically important for understanding property ownership rights particularly when there are Oklahoma probate issues. Let me try to explain how it works under Oklahoma real property…

Will the Oklahoma summary probate process help you?

Do you know what the Oklahoma summary probate process is?   Definition Summary probate is a shorter, quicker version of a full-blown probate. Rather than there being two hearings in front of the Judge, there is only one hearing, at the…

What is the difference between the Personal Representative and Power of Attorney?

Can you explain the difference in duties required by the person who is the Personal Representative and the person who has the Power of Attorney?   The primary difference between the Personal Representative (“PR”) and the person appointed under a power…

When you might need to do an Oklahoma probate

Have you ever wondered when an Oklahoma probate is actually necessary? Although a lot of effort is put in to avoiding probate, there are times when it is simply the only option to change the title to a piece of…

What is Oklahoma probate?

Do you hear the phrase Oklahoma probate and wonder what it actually is?  And wonder what happens in an Oklahoma probate proceeding?  Read on to find out.

What is the Oklahoma summary probate process?

It is kinda like Apple’s iPad Mini: Smaller, but every inch a probate. Oklahoma’s summary probate process eliminates a couple of the steps that a full probate requires but it gets you to same point in the end. The Differences…

Five Questions & Answers about Oklahoma probate

What is Oklahoma probate? Oklahoma probate is the process of a court administering the estate of someone who dies to determine: 1. What property the person owned. 2. What debts the person had. 3. Who is entitled to receive the…