Professional Guidance For Probate And Estate Matters

Issues within probate, estate planning or adult guardianships may involve multifaceted problems with a person's family or finances. At Pence Law Firm, P.C., you can seek skilled guidance for these legal processes. I am an experienced lawyer who helps estate administrators and families reach practical solutions.

What Are The Basic Duties Of An Executor?

As your attorney, I can help you fulfill the responsibilities of probate and estate administration, which may include:

  • Notifying creditors and other parties
  • Filing to determine the validity of a will
  • Respecting your fiduciary duty, which means acting in the best interest of the estate
  • Protecting the estate's real property and assets from theft, damage or misuse
  • Paying estate taxes and settling debts
  • Distributing remaining assets and inheritance to heirs and beneficiaries

Thorough Representation For Will Contests

Although will contests can involve complex economic, personal or legal issues, I do not shy away from these challenges. My passion for litigation allows me to help estate administrators who face contested probate.

Guardianships Of An Elder Or Another Adult

My firm also works with clients who are concerned for the well-being of a family member. A guardianship can protect a loved one from a variety of problems while they are in a vulnerable state – whether due to a temporary or chronic medical condition.

One thing that sets my office apart from other firms is my commitment to helping entire families reach peace. My experience as a former family law attorney gives me valuable perspective on the family dynamics you may be facing. Although an elder or another family member may resist your attempts to establish a guardianship, I know how to prioritize your loved one's financial or medical needs in a compassionate and respectful way.

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General Estate Planning Services

I am passionate about finding the most suitable, comprehensive estate plan for each of my clients. Like any other financial matter in life, you need a well-devised strategy to protect your assets.

As your lawyer, I can help you create appropriate wills or trusts. I also emphasize building protections for your long-term health and well-being as you age through powers of attorney and advance directives.

Work With A Knowledgeable Attorney

With an office in Tulsa, my law firm serves probate and estate planning clients across Oklahoma. To schedule an appointment with me, call 918-367-8505 or complete my online contact form.