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FAQ - Making Your Own Will

Frequently asked questions about making your own will in Oklahoma.

Making Your Own Will

An explanation of how to make your own will in Oklahoma.

When A Joint Tenant Dies

If you own a house or land with another person as joint tenants and that person dies, you can place the home or land in your name without going through probate. You do not need a lawyer to do this. You will have to file some papers with the County Clerk.

Is Probate Needed?

FAQ provided by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Powers of Attorney

Information about Powers of Attorney, different types, when to use them, and common questions and answers.

Powers of Attorney - Questions & Answers

A Power of Attorney is a very powerful tool and an important decision. Here are some questions that you might be asking about using a Power of Attorney.

Key Legal Issues for Seniors

Common legal issues facing Oklahoma Seniors

When Do You Need Joint Tenancy?

FAQ provided by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Locate an Elder Law Attorney

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys certifies lawyers who have skills and experience in representing older persons in areas of the law like long term care planning, Medicare/Medicaid, and estates matters.

Pension Problems?

The South Central Pension Rights Project (SCPRP) is a non-profit legal assistance program that helps individuals understand and exercise their pension rights. We provide free legal advice and assistance.

Pension, Retirement Savings or Benefits Questions?

If you have a question about your pension or retirement benefits, this Counseling & Assistance service area will help you find the right agency in your area to help you.

Seniors Citizens Handbook

This Handbook is a project of the Oklahoma Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (OBA/YLD). Its purpose is to be an easy-to-read guide for senior citizens to use in their daily activities. This Handbook is intended to be only an introduction to issues of concern to seniors.

Transfer on Death Deed (or Beneficiary Deed)

On November 1, 2008, Oklahoma's Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act? (Title 58 O.S. §§ 1251-1258) went into effect. This law allows a record owner to use a Transfer-On-Death Deed to name another person to receive his real estate without going through probate. This transfer does not take effect until the landowners death. The person receiving the property (called the beneficiary) must take certain steps to make the transfer legal.

Understanding Elder Law Ethics

Understanding the Four C's of Elder law Ethics: client identification, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, compentency.

Do you need a Will or a Trust?

Frequently asked questions to help you decide if you need a will.

Making Your Own Will

An explanation of how to make your own will in Oklahoma.

Powers of Attorney - Questions & Answers

A Power of Attorney is a very powerful tool and an important decision. Here are some questions that you might be asking about using a Power of Attorney.

Seniors Citizens Handbook

This Handbook is a project of the Oklahoma Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (OBA/YLD). Its purpose is to be an easy-to-read guide for senior citizens to use in their daily activities. This Handbook is intended to be only an introduction to issues of concern to seniors.

Transfer on Death Deed (or Beneficiary Deed)

On November 1, 2008, Oklahoma's Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act? (Title 58 O.S. §§ 1251-1258) went into effect. This law allows a record owner to use a Transfer-On-Death Deed to name another person to receive his real estate without going through probate. This transfer does not take effect until the landowners death. The person receiving the property (called the beneficiary) must take certain steps to make the transfer legal.

Locate an Elder Law Attorney

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys certifies lawyers who have skills and experience in representing older persons in areas of the law like long term care planning, Medicare/Medicaid, and estates matters.

Pension, Retirement Savings or Benefits Questions?

If you have a question about your pension or retirement benefits, this Counseling & Assistance service area will help you find the right agency in your area to help you.

When A Joint Tenant Dies

If you own a house or land with another person as joint tenants and that person dies, you can place the home or land in your name without going through probate. You do not need a lawyer to do this. You will have to file some papers with the County Clerk.

When A Surviving Joint Tenant Dies

If you own a house in joint tenancy with the right of survivorship and the individual that you have the joint tenancy with dies, you can terminate the tenancy and place the home in your name only.

Transfer on Death Deed (or Beneficiary Deed)

On November 1, 2008, Oklahoma's Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act? (Title 58 O.S. §§ 1251-1258) went into effect. This law allows a record owner to use a Transfer-On-Death Deed to name another person to receive his real estate without going through probate. This transfer does not take effect until the landowners death. The person receiving the property (called the beneficiary) must take certain steps to make the transfer legal.

Service of Process (Get In the Circle)

A brief video to explain service of process for a court case.

Service of Process (Get In the Circle)

A brief video to explain service of process for a court case.

Oklahoma Find A Lawyer

As a community service, the OBA does provide a directory of its attorney members who have given their permission to have their names published in the Oklahoma Find A Lawyer directory at Oklahoma Find A Lawyer. There you can search by both geographic area or by a lawyer's practice area.

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