Q: Who files probate? Do we need to wait on him to do this before we figure out what to do with her stuff? Who pays bills?
We need to clear her house out sooner rather than later.
In Oklahoma, anyone can initiate a probate. However, the statutes to provide priority to certain individuals if the decedent died intestate. If the person died with a will, then it needs to be probated and the will usually names somene to act as executor.
Anyone paying bills on behalf of the estate should keep receipts and they can submit a creditor's claim during the pendency of the probate.
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