Dallas, TX asked in Estate Planning for Oklahoma

Q: My mother in law owns property and had the title put in hers and her son's name. But left it to her daughter in the will

Just wondering if when she passes of it goes to my husband or her daughter.. since his name is on the title.

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Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Great question. Ultimately it depends upon how the deed was drawn up. An attorney would probably charge an hour of time to review and provide an opinion. Without seeing the deed it is impossible to tell. But it is likely that you husband is entitled to at least 50% of the property.

Gary Johnston Dean agrees with this answer

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean
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  • Pryor, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: PROBABLY to your husband if it is a "Joint Tennancy Deed". The deed should also be recorded at the courthouse. Have an attorney or other person knowledgeable in real estate to look at the deed.

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