Is there a law in Oklahoma that you must leave any portion of your estate to family members that are not in the state? Can you leave your entire estate to your church? If you must leave something for married children that live in another state, is there a minimum amount that you must leave?
In the state of Oklahoma, your spouse is the only person who can make a claim if you don't leave them an inheritance. However, it is necessary that you specifically reference and/or disinherit your children if you don't want to leave them anything. It's best to work with an estate...Read more »
When my Mother in Law passed we contacted her insurance agent to cancel her policy. He told us it was cancel and we left it at that, the next month we notice that the insurance company is continuing to take money out of the account she shared with my husband We contacted the agent again, he said... Read more »
An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the loss of your mother-in-law. The estate and probate attorneys here would probably have the most insight on this. A starting point could be to bring the matter to the attention of the executor...Read more »
They also closed his bank account after telling me that I couldnt because it was going to probate which it did not. My inlaws live directly behind us so they claim that I cant be on family land. We have a mortage through Choctaw Nation as Iam a tribal member but the deed is in his name only. Weve... Read more »
Sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is hard enough by itself but then to have family issues on top of that makes it worse. Based on the limited amount of information you gave you need to contact an attorney as soon as feasible because you most likely have more rights than they are claiming you...Read more »
A dementia diagnosis alone is not determinative. The dementia could be mild or it could be moderate or severe. If mild, probably the individual has the legal capacity to revoke a POA and grant a new one to someone else. If severe, probably not.
My dad was diagnosed with dementia February 2020. I had been his POA since May 2019. my daughter, without me knowing, changed poa to her in February 2021 at the time he had senile dementia and Alzheimer's per his doctor. Would this be able to be revoked since the document he signed stated he... Read more »
There are more than one kind of power of attorney. Some POAs terminate instantly when someone becomes incapacitated or no longer competent because a power of attorney is predicated on the person granting the authority to make the decision as if it were themselves (in other words in their capacity)....Read more »
Typically this will all be spelled out in his will. Also other factors would be considered such as was she officially adopted by him or not, is her mother still alive, etc… your best advice is to contact a probate attorney to assist you with determining the full extent of the rights with your...Read more »
My father was my beneficiary but passed away in 1988. My mother had told me that she became the beneficiary. My stepfather recently passed away and my mother is in early demensia so we are getting all legal paperwork together. I found a photocopy of her updating the policy, but no original. Neither... Read more »
If the life insurance policy truly belongs to you, then all you have to do is call the life insurance company and ask, and you can update the beneficiary anytime you want. If you have been paying the premiums, then the life insurance policy probably belongs to you. If you have not been paying the...Read more »
They are still listed as joint owners of my home. Daddy wants to get their names off my home and put me on it. Or at least take moms name off and add me. My dad has it willed to me but I need it in my name to get homeowners insurance and homestead on my taxes. How’s the easiest way to remove my... Read more »
If the ownership of your home is as joint tenants, not as tenants in common, with rights of survivorship, your dad needs to file an Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant to get your mom’s name off of the title. He can then file a quit claim deed to...Read more »
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.
My aunt was adopted by my biological grandfather before I was even born. We never believed less than blood relation. In her passing, she has family disputing my relationship; "step" is what they're saying. She may have had a will, but that family has taken several documents from her... Read more »
You need to contact an estate/probate attorney as soon as feasible. It may have already been placed into probate or it may not have been. It just depends how aggressive they are and if they have an aggressive attorney. You need someone that can put some time in this since you are out of state. It...Read more »
If the memorandum of trust was done after the death and the property was never transferred to the trust, the memorandum would not be effective. If the property was not transferred into the trust before death, an estate proceeding will have to be instituted to transfer good title to the property....Read more »
My father passed away in 2012, His parents outlived him. He has 3 siblings. My father has 2 daughters. My father was married. My grandparents both have passed in2018. I just have learned that my aunt and Uncle replaced my father(after he passed)in the family Trust with my stepmom, leaving me and my... Read more »
You need to contact an estate/trust attorney on this. If in fact the trust specified that you receive your fathers portions then that would be the case. However, there are always complications. If something was not put into the trust then that would not necessarily be transferred to you, or if...Read more »
They’re not called ladybird deeds here, but we do have something similar. It would be wise to talk to an elder law attorney in your area to go over the rules for owning property and Medicaid in your state if you think you may need help paying for nursing home care eventually. There are a lot of...Read more »
My father recently passed away and he had no will. The 2 surviving heirs would be me and my sister as he was not married and parents are deceased. She petitioned courts and left me out as a heir saying she was his only heir. Is this legal & what can I do? I just found out about this accidently... Read more »
I'm sorry for your loss. You, as an heir of your father, have a right to part of his estate if he died without a will. Even if you were adopted later on, you are still his biological son and his heir. As an heir you should have received notice of the hearing. However, sometimes notice of a...Read more »
My father passed away in January and left my brother as executor of a trust. He got greedy and kept everything except an old classic car my father was storing in his friends garage. It’s been almost 8 months and the friend told me if my brother didn’t come get the car to just take it. Now my... Read more »
You stated that your brother "got greedy" and kept everything. Do you have reason to believe that the trust states that you get property? If so, you should contact an attorney to file a petition with the court to review the trust to determine if the property is supposed to go to your...Read more »
They were legally married but he has not lived in the home since she passed, has a new girlfriend. My daughter and I have been in the home. He now wants me to move out without reason. I am my mothers only child and he signed a quit claim deed to my mother. Where do I stand with this. She didnt have... Read more »
If he signed a quit claim deed assigning his interest to your Mom then the house belongs to her. You should get a probate on file asap. As her only child you are her natural heir and the house should go to you but you have to have a Court determine that. Good Luck!
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