Oklahoma Probate and Heirship Determination Attorneys

Oil and gas royalties, leasing contracts and mineral rights are valuable assets for many families in oil-rich Oklahoma. Determining who inherits these assets is a complex matter that calls for an experienced oil and gas attorney.

At Mahaffey & Gore, P.C., our lawyers have significant experience determining heirship of mineral rights and handling related issues such as probate, ancillary probate, intestate succession and quiet title. Our Oklahoma probate and heirship determination lawyers have a proven record of success representing clients in heirship determinations and disputes.

Heirship Determinations

When a landowner dies without a will, or beneficiaries are not named in the will, it may be necessary to determine the rightful heirs in Oklahoma court, including intestate succession or probate proceedings. This is known as an heirship determination.

When oil and gas assets are at stake, heirship determinations can become very complex, especially when mineral rights and surface rights have been severed.

If you are a rightful heir seeking your fair share of oil and gas assets, it is important to consult with an attorney who is experienced in property law matters. Significant assets are at stake. An experienced probate lawyer can guide you through the process and protect your rights and interests.

Ancillary Probate

When a person who owns oil and gas assets in Oklahoma but resides in another state dies, it may be necessary to probate his or her estate in Oklahoma through a process known as ancillary probate. Generally, the probate laws in the state where the property is located determine how the property is to be distributed. Our lawyers are well-versed in Oklahoma probate laws and can provide you with the guidance and advocacy you need for ancillary probate matters.

Quiet Title

A quiet title is a means of establishing ownership rights over a piece of property and to prevent future lawsuits and liens against that property. If you own oil and gas assets and are seeking to establish record title to protect your interests, our law firm can help. If you have been served as a respondent in a quiet title action and are seeking to protect your right of interest in a property, we are prepared to protect your rights and interests.

Contact Our Probate Lawyers

If you have questions about heirship determinations, ancillary probate or quiet title in Oklahoma, our attorneys are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 405-694-4472 or toll free at 888-792-5235 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Oklahoma heirship determination lawyer. Our law offices are located in Oklahoma City.