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Wills

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.