Choctaw Oklahoma Probate

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Choctaw OK Probate Attorney

Probate law is a complex and often misunderstood area of the law. If you are in need of an experienced probate attorney, call our office today.

If you are looking for a Choctaw Probate Attorney near you, Steve Cortes has provided legal services for over 22 years to clients in Choctaw and the surrounding areas. 

Probate Law

Probate law is a complex and often misunderstood area of the law. Probate enables loved ones to transfer property, designates beneficiaries for insurance policies, pays debts and taxes, and distributes property.

It also can name guardians for minor children or other approved dependent adults (such as disabled family members) should an accident or serious illness befall the parents or caregiver(s), and in some situations even mandates certain powers of attorney.

Probate Court

The Oklahoma probate court has broad legal authority while reviewing wills; it can also authorize gifts, transfers, or other distributions of property if certain conditions are met.

You can avoid probate by holding legal title to assets in joint tenancy, or in revocable living trusts.

Work with an attorney at the Cortes Law Firm to conduct an estate planning review every two to three years following the initial estate plan. If you live in Choctaw you should complete this review at least once after each major life event that could affect your choices. This includes marriage or divorce; births, adoptions or deaths in your family; parents moving in to, or out of your home; and changes in your financial status.

If you have questions about probate attorney requirements for wills, trusts, or estates, then contact the Cortes Law Firm a short drive away. Call the Cortes Law Firm today at 405-213-0856 for more information about how we can help you with your estate plans or any other issues related to probate law.

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