Oklahoma law provides for Summary Administration proceedings in Title 58 O.S. Section 245, which can be a quicker process than traditional probate proceedings. However, Summary Administration is only available if certain qualifications are met.
In order to qualify for Summary Administration proceedings, the following qualifications must be met:
If a necessary qualification is met, some of the advantages of Summary Administration might include one less court hearing (typically), combined notices to heirs and creditors, and fewer necessary documents to be filed with the court.
Summary Administration proceedings are usually completed more quickly than traditional probate proceedings for the following reasons:
While not always practical depending on the assets of the deceased individual’s estate (for example, if it includes real estate such as a house, land or commercial building), if the qualifications for Summary Administration can be met, it can be a very valuable time-saving Oklahoma probate procedure.
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