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Experienced Oklahoma Probate Attorney Guiding You Through the Process

Probate is the process required after the death for a person who leaves one or more assets in their name alone. It is a legal proceeding that Attorney Julie A. Evans has 23 years of experience with and she knows how to ease the stress of probate for her clients who serve as Personal Representatives or who are heirs, devisees or legatees of a probate estate.

The process of probate
Most people who are named as Personal Representative in a Last Will and testament have never gone through the probate process before and know little about what to expect. Ms. Evans can guide you through the probate process, which includes:

  • Filing the Will with the Tulsa County probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the decedent to the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating heirs, devisees and legatees
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate
Ms. Evans assists Personal Representatives with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. She has a team of experts available to assist in the various aspects of the administration of the estate. When needed, she calls upon accountants, financial advisers, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist the Personal Representative with their duties.

Probate disputes
Even in apparently straightforward probate estate cases, there are sometimes difficulties or disputes between heirs, devisees and legatees. Ms. Evans’ professional courtroom presence can calm an emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will or other disputed issue. When it is in the best interests of her clients to preserve cordial familial relationships, she is experienced in mediating these disputes. However, when appropriate, Ms. Evans will assertively defend her client’s rights pursuant to Oklahoma probate court.

Contact the thorough estate planning lawyers at Julie A. Evans, P.C.
Call Julie A. Evans, P.C. at 918-592-5566 or contact the firm online.

Julie A. Evans, P.C. serves clients throughout Tulsa County.