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Probate is the legal process by which a person's estate is administered by the courts to pay all the deceased person's debts, gather the deceased's assets and distribute those assets according to the person's will.  When a person has a will the probate process applies.

Estate Administration is the term used for distribution of a person's estate when there is no will.  It is generally the same process as probate.  The only difference is that when there is a Will the estate is distributed according to the Will.  When there is no will the estate is distributed according to laws of succession drafted by the legislature.

A Trust avoids both of these processes by serving as a private means of distributing an estate without the intervention of courts.

The Ritchie Law Firm has over 20 years of experience in probate, administration, and trust matters.  If you are involved in a probate, administration, or trust matter put The Ritchie Law Firm's experience and expertise to work for you to protect your interests.


At the Ritchie Law Firm in Pryor, OK we represent clients throughout Oklahoma, including Pryor, Claremore, Wagoner, Vinita, Jay, Muskogee, Tulsa, Nowata, and Sapulpa. 
Through the following counties: Mayes County, Rogers County, Tulsa County, Craig County, Wagoner County,
Muskogee County, Nowata County, Delaware County, Osage County, and Creek County.