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Oklahoma City/ County Probate Attorney

Probate & Estate Planning in Oklahoma City/ County

Losing a loved one is a difficult event in anyone's life, and dealing with their estate while you are still grieving can make the process even more emotional. We understand that this is a sensitive time for you and your family, but we can make probate proceedings less challenging by guiding you through the estate administration process.

If you have been chosen as the executor of a loved one's estate or appointed by the courts to serve as the personal representative after the loss of a friend or relative, we can assist you with the entire probate process from opening the estate to distributing the assets. Though we are known for probate services, we also assist with criminal defense.

Estate Administration, Probate & Real Estate Matters

If your loved one has already passed on, we can gently guide you through the process of estate administration during this difficult time. Gathering assets is the first step of estate administration and we can provide you with legal counsel in the best way to assess them and distribute them. Settling debts is another important aspect, and our firm can help you notify creditors of the loss and pay the debts.

Real estate matters can be a particularly difficult subject in estate planning, especially when property has multiple heirs. Executors are charged with the duty to maintain and protect the property in their care until it is passed on to the proper beneficiaries or is sold. Our firm can assist in these real estate matters and more, including counseling on the best way to sell real estate while the property is in the probate process.

We Can Help You Plan for the Future

Although it can be difficult to discuss, it is important to plan for your loved ones' future. If you have young children, a substantial amount of property, or are seriously ill, it is in your best interest to create an estate plan sooner rather than later. By creating a will, you can select a guardian for your children and distribute your property as you see fit.

We understand that the inheritance you leave to your loved ones is important, and we can assist you in the creation of the most tax-effective ways to leave your estate to future heirs. While it is true that you can write your own will, it is best to have a qualified attorney assist you with this process.

After you pass and your will is delivered to a judge, it is important that he or she finds the will valid and your wishes legally binding. We have intricate knowledge of both state and federal probate and estate planning laws and can help you pursue the outcome you seek.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • Experience

    Attorney Richards has resolved these matters for over 30 years.

  • Bilingual Services

    We can provide legal representation in both English and Spanish.

  • Individual Attention

    Attorney Richards personally handles every aspect of your case.

  • Free Consultations

    Your initial consultation will be confidential and free of charge.

Former Client Testimonials

  • “She made this process so much easier for me and my family. ”

    A.P

  • “She is knowledgeable, efficient, quick to respond, honest, and helpful.”

    D.K.

  • “I highly recommend her for any probate related issues.”

    B.G.

  • “Ms. Richards and her staff really helped me step by step, and guided me along the way.”

    N.O.

  • “She and her staff made the process as quick and as easy as possible.”

    A.S.

Contact Elizabeth A. Richards Attorney at Law Today

Whatever circumstances you face, we understand that these can be difficult times for you and your family. We are committed to providing clients with excellent legal services and personal attention. Some law firms pass cases off to paralegals and legal secretaries, but our attorney personally handles each case.

Other Practice Areas

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, we can also provide you with the powerful criminal defense you need. Felonies and misdemeanors are taken seriously under Oklahoma law, and you could be facing severe penalties. You need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights and best interests, and you can rest assured that your case is in good hands when you choose to work with our firm.

To discuss your estate planning or probate case with a member of our team, contact our firm today at (405) 788-4662.

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