Noble, OK asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Oklahoma

Q: My mother died almost 2 years ago she had transfer upon death deed naming me the only child as her benafiary..How do I

How do I put the house in my name

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Chaille Walraven
Chaille Walraven
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  • Clinton, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: If your mother executed a deed in conformance with the Non-Testamentary Transfer of Property Act (commonly referred to as a Transfer on Death Deed) naming you as the beneficiary, you are required to record an affidavit of acceptance within 9 months from the date of your mother's death. If an acceptance was not timely recorded, the property would revert back to your mother's estate, likely requiring a probate proceeding.

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

A: Unfortunately you have to file an acceptance within 9 months of her death. If you fail to do so it becomes subject to probate. However, probate can be fairly simple.

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