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Chantelle Hickman-Ladd

Chantelle Hickman-Ladd

Alleman Law Firm, PLLC
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Oklahoma
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Biography

Chantelle grew up in Northwest Oklahoma before attending the University of Central Oklahoma where she received a B.B.A. She then went on to graduate summa cum laude from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. While attending law school, Chantelle was the Articles Editor for the OCU Law Review and a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honor fraternity. In addition, she received CALI Excellence awards in her Criminal Law, Family Law, and Estate Planning classes, the Outstanding Family Law Student award from the OBA Family Law section, and won the Judge Alfred P. Murrah Sr. Award for outstanding academic performance.

Chantelle is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council, and serves as the At-Large Director for the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). When she sneaks away from work, Chantelle loves to escape to the beach. Recently, Chantelle undertook the endeavor of trying to breathe underwater, AKA scuba diving. When she can’t find a sandy beach, Chantelle loves to spend time at home tucked away with her husband and fur baby, Zeus.

Education
Oklahoma City University School of Law
J.D.
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University of Central Oklahoma
B.B.A.
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Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Alleman Law Firm, PLLC
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Attorney at Law
Donna Jackson and Associates
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Know Your Worth: Valuing Marriage and the Relinquishment of Marital Rights in Estate & Gift Tax Law
Oklahoma City University Law Review
Special Needs Planning: Some Things to Consider
American Bar Association
Changes to the Oklahoma General Corporation Act
Oklahoma Bar Journal
Professional Associations
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Member
Current
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Oklahoma Bar Association  # 33907
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oklahoma
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30-minute consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration
Languages
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. I am wanting to give my part of a estate to a family member who is a minor what form do I need to write out in Oklahoma
A: A Last Will and Testament is a document you can have drafted that lays out who you would like your estate to go to. However, minor children can’t own property, and someone will need to get a guardianship over the minor child if they inherit part of your estate in order to manage the inheritance for the minor child. Leaving the share you want to give the minor child in trust can help avoid this problem.
Q. If a person dies intestate, is there a deadline for the filing for probate?
A: There is not a deadline for filing a probate. However, there are timelines for how long a creditor has to submit a claim once the probate has begun and certain requirements are met. It may be beneficial to call a probate attorney to get specific advice about your situation.
Q. My father died. He and my mother owned land as tenants in common. She wants to sell the land. There was no will.
A: First, I'm sorry for your loss. If the land was owned as tenants in common, a probate will be necessary to transfer your father's interest in the land to his heirs. You can always file a probate on your own, although hiring an attorney to do the probate can make the process easier on you.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Elder Law Ladies - Medium
Contact & Map
Alleman Law Firm, PLLC
PO Box 720360
Oklahoma City, OK 73172
Telephone: (405) 252-0472
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: We can accommodate other times to virtually conference by appointment