Is there a law in Oklahoma that you must leave any portion of your estate to family members that are not in the state? Can you leave your entire estate to your church? If you must leave something for married children that live in another state, is there a minimum amount that you must leave?
In the state of Oklahoma, your spouse is the only person who can make a claim if you don't leave them an inheritance. However, it is necessary that you specifically reference and/or disinherit your children if you don't want to leave them anything. It's best to work with an estate...View More
They are still listed as joint owners of my home. Daddy wants to get their names off my home and put me on it. Or at least take moms name off and add me. My dad has it willed to me but I need it in my name to get homeowners insurance and homestead on my taxes. How’s the easiest way to remove my... View More
If the ownership of your home is as joint tenants, not as tenants in common, with rights of survivorship, your dad needs to file an Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant to get your mom’s name off of the title. He can then file a quit claim deed to...View More
The first step is to file a claim form with Unclaimed Property. After a caseworker is assigned to your case, they'll instruct you on the documentation needed to release the funds. I would recommend reaching out to an attorney for further help if the caseworker tells you that you need to show...View More
They’re not called ladybird deeds here, but we do have something similar. It would be wise to talk to an elder law attorney in your area to go over the rules for owning property and Medicaid in your state if you think you may need help paying for nursing home care eventually. There are a lot of...View More
Let me start be saying that I'm sorry for the loss of your father.
Unfortunately, the only way to gain ownership to the property is to go through the probate process. If the land is less than $200,000 you will qualify to use a shortened probate process. A probate attorney can help you...View More
Grandfather died years ago and left a house to his children, but there's no will. My mom became executor and completed to probate process in California where he lived al so I'm looking into getting it started here. I just read there's a simplified process that we could do if either... View More
If the house is in Oklahoma and your grandfather passed away in another state or his Oklahoma assets were below $200,000, you should qualify to do a summary administration (a shortened probate process). So long as no one contests you starting the probate process and being named as Personal...View More
There's a lot of different things that can be effected if the house is transferred to the child when the parent enters a nursing home. For example, if the parent is going to need to qualify for Medicaid to pay for their nursing home stay, transferring the home may penalize them on the Medicaid...View More
My cousin passed away without a will. He had no children, surviving siblings or parents. My siblings and I are the closest relatives. He had a two week hospital stay prior to his death. So far we have not been able to find out a final bill from the hospital. He had Medicare and VA and we would... View More
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.
My mother and I are the only surviving beneficiaries. I don’t care anything about inheriting the land. We just want the quickest and easiest way to get the land out of his name so that we can sell. He died in and owned land in McClain County, Oklahoma. Do we need to go through probate? If so, is... View More
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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