Tulsa, OK asked in Probate for Oklahoma

Q: Sister living in mom's home not making house payment and mom died, what can I do?

Not sure if there is a will or not. My sister was making house payments with moms money, mom died last month and she hasn't made the house payment. What can I do to prevent losing the house for non payment with her living in it?

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Anna L Self
Anna L Self
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: You can make the mortgage payment yourself - the mortgage company won't care who makes the payment as long as it is paid. You should get a probate on file so the PR will have the authority to discuss the mortgage with the mortgage company. Through the probate you can get the house sold and divide the proceeds either pursuant to a will or the intestate statute. Good luck!

James Tack Jr and Nina Whitehurst agree with this answer

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

A: I am sorry for your loss. You or your sister, or both of you, should file an estate proceeding to deal with your mother's estate. You will need to consult with an attorney to determine the best course of action. Many probate and estate attorneys provide free initial consultations.

Nina Whitehurst agrees with this answer

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