18th Aug 2016

Any time an estate is necessary and the probate process is being considered, one good question to ask is whether a Special Administrator should be appointed early on.

A Special Administrator is a more temporary and restricted appointment to act on behalf of a decedent’s estate until a more permanent appointment is made, such as a Personal Representative (named in a will), Administrator (no will), or Administrator With Will Annexed.  As promised in the first post in this series, the next few blogs will look at various issues involved with a Special Administrator.

The main Oklahoma statutes governing Special Administrators are Okla. Stat. tit. 58 § 211 et seq.  Section 211 lays out the basic role of the Special Administrator: “ to collect and take charge of the estate of the decedent, in whatever county or counties the same may be found, and to exercise such other powers as may be necessary for the preservation of the estate.”  The next post will flesh this out more.

If our office may be of assistance to you in these areas, do not hesitate to contact us at (580) 338-6503 or at coryhicks@fieldandhicks.com or using any of our contact information in the profile.  You can also visit www.fieldandhicks.com for more information.

This blog contains general information and the opinions of the author – not legal advice; you should seek the advice of competent counsel (attorney/lawyer) when considering any legal issues.

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