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Q: If a person dies intestate, is there a deadline for the filing for probate?

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... Read more »

Chantelle Hickman-Ladd
Chantelle Hickman-Ladd answered on Jan 22, 2021

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.

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Q: My father died. He and my mother owned land as tenants in common. She wants to sell the land. There was no will.

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... Read more »

Chantelle Hickman-Ladd
Chantelle Hickman-Ladd answered on Aug 21, 2020

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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