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Tyler R. Barrett

Tyler R. Barrett

The Law Office of Tyler R. Barrett, P.L.L.C.
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • Oklahoma
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If I could summarize what I do in one sentence, I would say that my job is to help people achieve peace of mind knowing that they’ve planned for the future and their family will be taken care of if anything ever happens to them. Two of my grandparents suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. I’ve seen firsthand how the death or disability of a loved one can cause a family to self-destruct. That’s why I chose to dedicate my career to this field. As an estate planning attorney, I’m passionate about creating estate plans for my clients that: (1) Promote family harmony and ensure that both personal and financial goals are realized; and (2) Are affordable and understandable. As an elder law attorney, I work with older adults and their families to minimize the risks of long-term care. In particular, I seek to protect clients’ assets while at the same time helping them qualify for Medicaid or other public assistance to defray the escalating cost of nursing homes. Finally, in the area of probate, I navigate clients through the court system and make certain that their loved one’s estate is dealt with effectively and as quickly as the law allows. I believe that the practice of law is not just about performing legal services for my clients, but also about building relationships. I take pride in providing my clients with personal attention, promptly returning telephone calls and emails and clearly communicating every step of the way. I want my clients to be comfortable with the process. I try to accommodate my clients whenever possible, meeting with them in their homes, offices or other convenient locations and scheduling appointments during evening and weekend hours. Drawing on my personal background as well as my legal experience, I explain in laymen’s terms — not lawyer jargon — the available options and my recommendations based on each client’s unique circumstances. In so doing, I sincerely hope to earn my clients’ friendship in addition to their profes

University of Oklahoma College of Law
J.D. (2011)
Honors: Articles Editor for the Oklahoma Law Review, Dean's List
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University of Oklahoma
B.A. (2008) | Political Science
Honors: Summa cum laude, Distinguished Graduate for the College of Arts and Sciences, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, President's Honor Roll
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The Law Office of Tyler R. Barrett, P.L.L.C.
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A client-centered law firm located in Norman, Oklahoma focusing on estate planning, probate and elder law
Hampton and Milligan
Speaking Engagements
Trusts 101, Lawton, Oklahoma
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Professional Associations
Oklahoma Bar Association  # 30482
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Cleveland County Bar Association
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Elder Law
Legal Answers
Q. When would the statute of limitations start for filing a probate claim begin ?
A: I agree with Mr. Fleischer’s response. While there is no specific statute of limitations on starting the probate process, I would recommend at least consulting with an attorney. If there is a will and you are named executor, you may have certain legal obligations relating to the deceased’s estate. Failing to uphold your duties could place you in legal jeopardy. So, again, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Q. My husband is deceased and I have utility checks in his name I can't cash. What can I do at this point?
A: Hi,

First and foremost, I am sorry for your loss. Regarding your question, probate is typically necessary anytime someone dies owning property in only their name. Oklahoma has procedures for summary administration and small estate affidavits, both of which are generally less costly than normal probate. However, specific requirements must be met. Regardless, it make not make sense to do anything if the checks at issue are small amounts. I recommend talking with a probate attorney.
Q. Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed
A: In order to be completely confident, I would need to examine the deed. Generally speaking, however, there are two methods for terminating a joint tenancy in Oklahoma. First, the surviving joint tenant(s) can petition the district court for an order terminating joint tenancy. Second, the surviving joint tenant(s) can file an affidavit in the county land records. For either option, I would recommend that you consult a knowledgeable attorney, as the the facts of your particular case may require different action.
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131 East Main Street, Suite 207
Norman, OK 73069
Telephone: (405) 928-4075