Asked in Estate Planning for Oklahoma

Q: If the executor of estate dies how can we get his name removed as the executor if there is no longer a lawyer on case

Attorney withdrew in 2010 and the family has never hired another lawyer and how to get a title or deed if executor is deceased

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

A: You should hire another attorney who can have another executor appointed and have the case concluded. Because this involves real estate, you will have to have a final decree in the estate for the heir/devisees or their assignees to get good title to the property. Unless there is a sale of the property out of the estate, typically executors do not prepare deeds to the heirs or devisees. The transfer is finalized by the final decree in the estate.

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