Tulsa, OK asked in Probate for Oklahoma

Q: how do i start probate without a will?

my mother passed away in 2013 and didn't leave a will. I have a brother and a sister. i have been paying the taxes on the land and everything since 2010, do i have more right to it then they do? They have not once helped me pay taxes.

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Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Sorry for your loss.

If your mother didn't have Will the property would pass according to the intestacy statute. If she was single at the time of her death and all her children were living, then the likely outcome is for the children to share equally. You may have a claim for the taxes you paid.

As an heir you have the right to petition the court to probate.

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James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: You should contact a probate lawyer to discuss the process of estate administration. For the heirs to get good title, the estate will have to be administered. You may have a claim for the taxes and other expenses you have incurred.

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