Clermont, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma

Q: My Mother died and left her condo to her 6 children. Several children have died. How do we sell the Condo?

My sister lived in the condo for several years and has died with no children and no will.

Some of the other siblings had children that we are unable to locate. How do we get out from under this condo because it’s not worth much and is costing us money for HOA and taxes?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Doak Willis
Doak Willis
Answered
  • Tahlequah, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: A probate of your mothers estate must be filed and finished to clear up the ownership interests in order to dispose of the property.

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
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Answered
  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Doak is correct.

The property would pass through intestacy rules. It would require some more detail to determine who receives which portion.

In this situation it may be better to have the property sold during probate. For those heirs who cannot be located, their share of the proceeds can be paid into the court.

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