Unless your mother holds title to the property she cannot sell them. It sounds as though a probate would be needed. Depending upon the situation, your mother be required to share the inheritance with the husband's children (if not alive their descendants).
A summary probate process may be possible which would in all likelihood not require anybody to travel to Oklahoma.
In the meantime, Alabama may not hold the property to be a resource if...
Pete David Louden's answer There is not enough info here to sort this out. To get a reliable answer, gather all your documents and meet with an attorney. Once the attorney has a handle on the status of your case they will be able to answer your questions.
Doak Willis' answer Anything is possible if everyone agrees. However, since you state the contact was signed without your having read it to insure the accuracy of the contract, you will be bound to the terms if the seller insists on it being followed.
Doak Willis' answer No one is responsible for anything since there was no damages to anyone under the contract. The second buyer ran out of money and couldn't get financing in order to purchase the property. The seller hasn't suffered damages since obviously the second contract had a contingency for financing in it no doubt.
Pete David Louden's answer There is no way to know the likely outcome without knowing all of the background and facts. She should have an attorney. That attorney would be in the best position to answer this question as they know all the details if the case.
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer You need to speak to a lawyer that practices criminal defense and is licensed in the state of Oklahoma. There is not only myself, but many other options for good criminal defense attorneys on Justia.
Pete David Louden's answer I think the only person that can explain the conflict, time line, and circumstances is that attorney. The silver lining is you now have the opportunity to hire an attorney that wants to help you.
Jason Perkins' answer They may be mistaking the difference between not illegal and not enforcing the law. They may not know about the law. There are many different laws that make it quite difficult if not impossible to know them all.
Richard Winblad's answer If funds are with the unclaimed property division & the total value is under $10k you may be able to use their affidavit process. But keep in mind that once production begins there oil company will probably make probate a title requirement before they release royalty payments.
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