It depends upon the wording of the deed. Without specific wording they each own an undivided 1/3 interest. Each can do with their interest as they please. There is no "majority vote." The only way one interest owner (whether owning 1/3 or 2/3) can cause the other owners to sell their...Read more »
Generally, all cotenants have the right of access to the jointly owned property. If you own surface and a partial mineral interest, the other mineral interest owners are your cotenants and they have right of access also. The best solution for a surface owner with partial mineral interest is to...Read more »
The niece may or may not have a valid claim to the royalties. The answer depends upon who the other heirs are and what was done with the estate 30 years ago and what has happened since then. There are exceptions to the 4-year rule. You should contact a probate attorney so she can review all of...Read more »
My grandfather passed his estate to my father, an only child. The estate was supposed to pass to me and my half-brother. My step-mother had my father sign documents transferring all of the estate to her alone. He had been diagnosed with alzheimers a year earlier. My brother and I got absolutely... Read more »
It's not clear what type of papers were signed. You should take whatever documents you have and conslt a probate attorney. As suggested, you may have a claim of incapacity on your father's part for whatever papers he signed.
The deed is in both their names but apparently is not listed as joint tenancy or survivorship , can she sell the house since her name is on the deed and he passed or does it have to be probated from 2006 ( year he died ) (home value is approx 40k)
If the property was not in joint tenancy, your father's 1/2 interest in the property would have to go through probate in order to pass good title. His interest would go to his heirs at law if he died without a will or would pass to those named in his will. In either case, his interest would...Read more »
The answer may depend upon where the case is in the probate process. It is not clear from your description what has happened in the case so far. However, such a request would properly be made by a written motion, which is generally granted unless parties would be prejudiced or it would unduly...Read more »
When a person dies without a will it go by intestate (without a ill) succession. The Oklahoma statutes have a scheme for who it goes to depending who are his "heirs at law." I there is no children or spouse it goes to his parents and sibling. If there is real property the estate must be...Read more »
My great aunt died intestate with oil interests and royalties. She died a widow with no children. She had 3 sisters and one brother. Her estate was resolved and the oil interests and royalties were paid except to one branch of her heirs - her one sister who is my grandmother. My grandmother died... Read more »
In order for companies to be obligated to pay, they have to know that they are paying the correct person. The person to be paid must have "marketable title." In order to do that they must have completed probates for each of their predecessors who died while owning the minerals. In cases...Read more »
My Grandfather left a will. The probated was hotly contested but then never finalized. The person (my uncle who was cut out of the will) who contested and pretty much subsumed the estate has now died. A year before his death he informed my father he had never finalized the probate of their father... Read more »
An attorney would have to review the entire probate and any other related transactions to see if there were any cause of action. Unjust enrichment is an equitable action and subject to equitable defenses such as laches. Unjust enrichment is an action that is highly dependent on the the facts and...Read more »
Not sure if there is a will or not. My sister was making house payments with moms money, mom died last month and she hasn't made the house payment. What can I do to prevent losing the house for non payment with her living in it?
I am sorry for your loss. You or your sister, or both of you, should file an estate proceeding to deal with your mother's estate. You will need to consult with an attorney to determine the best course of action. Many probate and estate attorneys provide free initial consultations.
I am sorry to hear about your situation. For an ordinary money judgment, the judgment lien lasts 5 years unless executed on or renewed. You may consider consulting with an attorney to determine that the judgment has expired and to make sure your desires for the disposition of your estate will be...Read more »
I am sorry for your loss. I have assumed in your set of facts that your father died prior to the grandfather. If the grandfather had a will, his estate passes as provided in the will. The will must be admitted to probate to be effective. If he died with no will, the children of the deceased child...Read more »
You should hire another attorney who can have another executor appointed and have the case concluded. Because this involves real estate, you will have to have a final decree in the estate for the heir/devisees or their assignees to get good title to the property. Unless there is a sale of the...Read more »
I am beneficiary of two money market accounts and on his checking accounts. He had a woman living at his home who had undue influence on him. He was elderly and felt sorry for her. He had lawyer draw up a Transfer Upon Death to turn over his house to this woman upon his death. He died April... Read more »
Sorry for the loss of your friend. The transfer on death deed must be acceped by the beneficiary by filing an affidavit within 9 months of the date of death. If that is not done, the real property becomes property of the Estate. If that is the case, the estate would have to be probated for good...Read more »
It is if your want to own the property as tenants in common, that is each owning a 1/4 undivided interest. If you want to own the property as joint tenants, you would need additional language specifying exactly who are joint tenants with whom.
Yes. Oklahoma statutes provide that no deed affecting homestead is valid unless signed by both the husband and wife. The effect of this is that if you are married and want to sell real estate in Oklahoma that both spouses must sign since a title examiner can't determine from the record if...Read more »
In attempting to purchase a large property, our closing date was extended numerous times. when we couldn’t get financing (a contingency on the contract) the buyer claimed that although the closing dates had moved, our original requirement to get funding in 75 days wasn't met and he was going... Read more »
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