Kingsland, GA asked in Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate for Oklahoma

Q: My father passed away with no will, but he has a wife. He had his own business, and all bank accounts were separate from

His wife. She owned her house already going into the marriage. It's only been a week but she's already talking about selling his guns and working to access his bank accounts. Do I wait for this to enter probate or should I hire a lawyer to prevent her from selling his items and attempting to drain the bank accounts?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: I would hire an attorney to file probate on your behalf to insure she doesn't liquidate personal property. The key will be who he placed as his beneficiaries on the bank accounts. If the accounts were held separate and were not co-mingled, you may have a valid claim.

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