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- The Law Office of Tyler R. Barrett, P.L.L.C.
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- A client-centered law firm located in Norman, Oklahoma focusing on estate planning, probate and elder law
- Hampton and Milligan
- University of Oklahoma College of Law
- J.D. (2011)
- Honors: Articles Editor for the Oklahoma Law Review, Dean's List
- University of Oklahoma
- B.A. (2008) | Political Science
- Honors: Summa cum laude, Distinguished Graduate for the College of Arts and Sciences, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, President's Honor Roll
- Oklahoma Bar Association  # 30482
- Cleveland County Bar Association
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- Trusts 101 , Lawton, Oklahoma
- National Business Institute
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- Law Office of Tyler R. Barrett, P.L.L.C.
26 Questions Answered
- Q. When would the statute of limitations start for filing a probate claim begin ?
- A: I agree with Mr. Fleischer’s response. While there is no specific statute of limitations on starting the probate process, I would recommend at least consulting with an attorney. If there is a will and you are named executor, you may have certain legal obligations relating to the deceased’s estate. Failing to uphold your duties could place you in legal jeopardy. So, again, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
- Q. My husband is deceased and I have utility checks in his name I can't cash. What can I do at this point?
- A: Hi, First and foremost, I am sorry for your loss. Regarding your question, probate is typically necessary anytime someone dies owning property in only their name. Oklahoma has procedures for summary administration and small estate affidavits, both of which are generally less costly than normal probate. However, specific requirements must be met. Regardless, it make not make sense to do anything if the checks at issue are small amounts. I recommend talking with a probate attorney.
- Q. Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed
- A: In order to be completely confident, I would need to examine the deed. Generally speaking, however, there are two methods for terminating a joint tenancy in Oklahoma. First, the surviving joint tenant(s) can petition the district court for an order terminating joint tenancy. Second, the surviving joint tenant(s) can file an affidavit in the county land records. For either option, I would recommend that you consult a knowledgeable attorney, as the the facts of your particular case may require different action.
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