Sapulpa, OK asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Oklahoma

Q: If an adult sibling with children passes away, are his children entitled to the estate of their grandfather?

One of two siblings dies…are the children of the sibling that died entitled to their father’s portion of his father’s (their grandfather) estate?

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

A: I am sorry for your loss. I have assumed in your set of facts that your father died prior to the grandfather. If the grandfather had a will, his estate passes as provided in the will. The will must be admitted to probate to be effective. If he died with no will, the children of the deceased child would inherit the deceased parent's share of the grandfather's estate.

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