Wills Attorney in Kingfisher
Kingfisher & Stillwater Lawyer Providing Estate Planning Services
Also known as a last will and testament, a will can help to ensure that
your estate is distributed according to your wishes at the end of your
life. There are several things that a will can do:
- It can leave your property to people or other entities
- It can name a personal guardian for your minor children
- It can name a trusted individual to manage any property that you leave
for your minor children
- It can name an executor who will make sure that the wishes of your will
are carried out
While it is not required for you to have legal assistance in the process
of constructing a will, it is highly recommended. The reason for this
is that your will may go through the process of probate, during which
your will could be contested by individuals and / or entities who wish
to obtain a share of your estate. Having an attorney help you prepare
the will can ensure that it is not contested successfully in probate court.
Process of Preparing a Will
If you wish to prepare a will, then it is important that you gather the
necessary documentation and sign your will in front of at least two witnesses.
These witnesses also need to sign your will. In the state of Oklahoma,
you do not have to have your will officially notarized unless you want
the will to be self-proving. A self-proving will can speed along the probate
process as the judge will not need to contact the witnesses who sign your will.
If you want to prepare a will, then it is important for you to have skilled
representation on your side that can help you effectively protect your
rights and achieve your desires for the future of your estate.
Contact a Kingfisher attorney from
Harrison & Mecklenburg, Inc. for the representation that you need on your side today! We also serve
clients in Stillwater and the surrounding communities.