My 1st cousin is who has title to the house has been dead 27 years. I am trying to get title in my name so i can pass it on to my granddaughter when I die to keep it in the family. What is the best way to get a clear title?
If there are more claimants than you to your cousin's estate it is possible that you have a claim by adverse possession but this would probably require a quiet title action. In either event you will need an attorney
My father passed away this last August and he and my mother have a revocable trust naming each other as Trustees and everything going to the surving spouse. We want to make sure we are doing everything legally and are wondering if you have to file the will with the District Court if they had a... Read more »
If this involved real property in which the "probate estate" had an interest, then you should have either consented or been notified. Locate an attorney in the county where the probate occurred to check out your options.
At closing it is likely that she will be required to sign off on the deed even if she is not on the title. This is because should could oppose the sale because of a spousal homestead claim. Let the realtor know, the title company should be able to handle this easily.
My father passed. I am/was his POA so was removed from acct. I am Trustee for myParents trust. My mother is surviving and I’m her POA as well. Since he had pour over will do I need to go through probate? All other funds in Trust except my mother’s surviving SS bene (I am Rep Payee) and... Read more »
If his account wasn't in the trust, no joint owner or Payable on Death Beneficiary, then you will probably be required to probate the estate. It sounds like a summary probate would be appropriate in this situation.
I am his daughter. I started receiving back tax stubs about 6 months ago and just got a letter of intent to auction. She refuses to sell the property back to our family (we got the land in the Okalahoma Land Run) and refused to pay the taxes. Shouldn’t the resident of the property be responsible... Read more »
I am assuming that the wife has a spousal homestead in the property. You may want to protect your interest by paying the taxes to prevent a tax sale. You would be entitled to contribution if the property later sells. While I agree that she should pay the taxes,...Read more »
If the property was owned in mother's name alone, this will require a probate. Since there was no Will, it would pass according to intestacy statutes. If she was single and you are the only heir, this should qualify for a summary probate. If she was married and/or had additional heirs, then the...Read more »
Son married X3. 5 children from wife 1 & 2. Wife 3 no children. He died 2004. Will stipulated for his 5 children & all real property to 3rd wife. She died 2015. In 2016, an oil & gas forced pooling order was approved & the drilling operator, after due diligence, deposits cash bonuses & royalties in... Read more »
My father died and he was in a nursing home on Medicaid. He doesn’t have any real estate, 60.00 in bank , no cars, no life insurance, but I was contacted by estate recovery about determining if there will be an estate recovery. Recover from where? I live in Georgia. Thank you.
Parents didn't give permission for anything listed in the minors name to be conveyed or sold. Grandparents listed themselves as custodians. Conveyed everything to themselves from the children.Grandchildren never received anything on the oil and gas revenues.
I wrote "Disputed" on the Division Order and sent it back after inheriting a portion of the lease. Producer (Butkin Oil) takes 80%, by their own admission and won't say where the other 20% goes. My owner interest is less than .002%. It also appears that I am paying state taxes for the total... Read more »
Oil and gas law is complicated. The operator typically has the lion's share of the revenues because it pays for all the expenses and therefore has all the risk. If they spend a million and the hole is dry they eat all of the cost. However, a royalty interest owner pays nothing.
Your question is missing some context here, such as whether there is an active probate.
Although your situation may be different, most individual who create a Last Will and Testament name their children as the primary beneficiaries. There is typically a clause that addresses the situation...Read more »
For this answer I am assuming that this is surface interest and not minerals.
Each individual can sell their fractional ownership but that would not effect the rights of those not joining in. This may be case where a judicial partition makes sense. It is a way to force division of parcels...Read more »
A couple of things. Under Oklahoma law for property located here.
If deed named you and your husband as Joint tenants with right of survivorship then the property will belong entirely to you (subject to the mortgage) by filing an affidavit of surviving joint-tenant with his death...Read more »
She got my pup spayed and the rest of her shots while I was gone, but now she won’t give her up and says I can’t take care of her. She’s trying to put her up for adoption. Is this legal? Can I get my dog back?
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