Oklahoma City Estate Dispute Lawyer

Judge on the benchFriends and family members face difficult decisions after the loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, these difficulties often involve having to challenge an estate that is going through the probate process. These challenges can involve claims against the executor, claims over property, issues involving fraud, and more. If a disagreement has arisen then it is crucial that you retain a qualified attorney to assist you. Vivid Niroula is an Oklahoma City estate dispute lawyer who assists with such matters. He handles all matters in the office personally and he prides himself on providing quality service. Contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation.

OKC attorney handling probate challenges

Challenges to a probate can involve a number of issues. An executor or personal representative may be engaging in self-dealing, may be committing fraud, or may simply be negligent in the handling of their duties. Also, claims often arise as to whether property should be included in a trust. Additionally, disputes often involve claims over whether a will or trust are valid or as to how the instruments should be interpreted. Claims against an estate must be filed within a limited amount of time or one will lose their right to bring a dispute.

The process of challenging a will, trust, or other aspect of an estate begins with filing a Petition at the Probate Court. A request will be filed that no further action be taken on the probate or trust distribution until the dispute is resolved. If a resolution cannot be reached then the matter will proceed in a way that is similar to other forms of civil litigation. This includes making discovery requests of other relevant parties so proof may be obtained. If the matter is not resolved through Motion practice or a settlement then the matter will proceed to trial. How the matter concludes will depend on the specific facts of the case and the nature of the claims involved. Having a lawyer is important to making sure that your interests are protected throughout the process.

Vivid Niroula is an OKC attorney handling challenges which arise during the estate and probate process. Vivid will use your initial consultation to analyze the relevant documents and to help you understand your rights in the situation. If the matter cannot be settled outside of Court then he will quickly file a Petition on your behalf. As the matter proceeds, our office will be in regular contact with you. This includes promptly responding to emails and phone calls, ensuring that you receive copies of relevant documents, and making sure that you know what to expect as the matter moves forward. Vivid handles all matters in our office personally. This means that you will be dealing with your lawyer and not with an associate or a paralegal. Vivid promises this level of service in each and every case he handles. Contact us today to get started.

Lawyer helping Oklahoma residents with estate planning and the probate process

The best way to avoid estate disputes is to ensure that one’s estate planning, and eventual probate, is properly handled. Our lawyer assists Oklahoma residents with such matters by properly drafting a last will and testament, creating living trusts, and generating a power of attorney. When the time for probate does come, our firm will also assist an executor with making sure that all matters are handled properly so as to avoid disputes. Vivid understands the need to properly deal with such matters as doing so allows you to focus on the most important thing – enjoying your time with your family.

In addition to Oklahoma City, we also assist individuals in Edmond, Norman, Mustang, Nichols Hills, Yukon, El Reno, Shawnee, Chandler, Stillwater, and throughout the rest of the state.