When a loved one dies with an estate, their assets will be distributed to designated beneficiaries. The court-supervised process by which assets are distributed and debts are paid is known as “probate”. Probate is required for most individuals who pass away with assets owned only in their name. Regardless of whether or not the decedent had a Last Will & Testament, the probate process is relatively the same. 


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Meet Shawna S. Baker

Attorney Shawna S. Baker has an unparalleled reputation in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration. She represents Oklahomans from all walks of life and tailors her strategies to each client’s unique needs, goals, and objectives.


Attorney Shawna S. Baker and the entire legal team at Family Legacy and Wealth Counsel are honoured to help you navigation the complex decisions of probate and trust administration.

Why You Need a Probate and
Trust Administration Lawyer

Probate is a highly-technical and time-consuming process. Whether an individual dies with a named executor or one must be appointed by the court, the executor’s duties can be quite complex. He/she is tasked with identifying, securing, and managing the decedent’s assets and debts during probate, a process which can take up to a year.


Furthermore, the executor may have to make difficult decisions regarding which assets to sell in order to pay debts. For example, if the deceased has extensive debt but owned real estate and a large collection of valuable artwork, the executor may have to locate a fine art appraiser and/or assess available real estate equity to determine what should be sold to resolve outstanding debts. 

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Contact Family Legacy Wealth Counsel Today

Family Legacy and Wealth Counsel is a premier, boutique law firm that provides exemplary legal guidance and services to business clients throughout Oklahoma. Whether you are considering creating or updating an existing estate plan, have recently been named executor or administrator to an estate, or you’re embroiled in a contentious estate-planning dispute, we can help. Family Legacy Wealth Counsel offers comprehensive estate planning services for families of all financial means.


Contact Family Legacy Wealth Counsel today at 918-986-8525 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.

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