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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Oklahoma on
Q: Can you get a ladybird deed in oklahoma?

Purchasing land from daughter in agreement it goes back to her when I die or go to nursing home

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Chantelle Hickman-Ladd answered on Oct 23, 2021

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... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My dad left me 6 acres in his will but I cannot seem to find out the process to transfer it to my name.

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Chantelle Hickman-Ladd answered on Sep 15, 2021

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...
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Q: What are the requirements for a simplified probate procedure in Oklahoma and how does it it work?

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... Read more »

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Chantelle Hickman-Ladd answered on Aug 11, 2021

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... Read more »

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Q: If a parent’s home is to be given to the child in the will but the parent has became ill and requires assisted living

Or nursing home care can the house be signed over to the child before admission?

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Chantelle Hickman-Ladd answered on Aug 9, 2021

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... Read more »

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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
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Chantelle Hickman-Ladd answered on May 25, 2021

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...
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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
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 »

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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 »

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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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