Oklahoma residents who undertake the probate process are unfortunately going to be dealing with a lot of potentially unfamiliar legal hurdles. Lidia Law Firm, P.C., is here to help you through as you decide what you need to do.
It's highly advised for anyone going through probate to have a legal expert on your side. Why? Because the process is rife with legal complexities, and you never know what issues may crop up. The most important thing for you to keep in mind is that you - the executor - could be held personally responsible if anything goes wrong during the process. This can and has sunk people thousands of dollars or even more.
Some of the hurdles you may face that can complicate this process even further involve other individuals. Discovering unknown heirs or beneficiaries is one possible example. This can throw the property and asset division into chaos. On the flip side, you may discover unknown creditors too, unearthing debts that you didn't previously know existed.
Aside from asset distribution and dealing with debts, two of the most difficult issues, it can also be hard to identify all of the assets and debts if the person who passed away was not very organized.
If you are dealing with matters of the estate, whether it's your first time handling such things or you have done so before, consider seeking out legal help. Contacting us directly or even taking a look at our web page - linked above - can give you information you can use to help prepare yourself with the journey ahead of you.