Asked in Probate for Oklahoma

Q: In the State if Oklahoma. A single man dies with no will. If no family files in probate what happens?

The man has a surviving sister and niece and nephew from deceased sister.

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David A. Cincotta
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: The short answer is that "it depends." There are situations in which no probate is necessary. However, there are often times that family does not file probate and years down the road they find out that they should have. I would recommend you contact a probate attorney in or around the area where the deceased resided at the time of his death. Most attorneys provide a free consultation and can assist you determine whether probate is necessary.

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