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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.

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta
answered on Apr 28, 2022

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Can u get a bond with two revocations on a fifteen year sentence
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Mar 14, 2022

I think we need a bit more information to give you some clear direction, but it sounds like you have violated a couple of probations and the state has filed a couple of Applications to Revoke perhaps? If that’s correct, and if you haven’t confessed the apps or conducted the application hearings... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I find out about my life insurance policy through Massachusetts Indemnity and Life Insurance Company?

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 »

Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Mar 9, 2022

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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Identity Theft and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: how do i get a quiet title ran for monies left unclaimed at the oklahoma treasury office in my deceased parents name
Chantelle Hickman-Ladd
Chantelle Hickman-Ladd
answered on Feb 2, 2022

The first step is to file a claim form with Unclaimed Property. After a caseworker is assigned to your case, they'll instruct you on the documentation needed to release the funds. I would recommend reaching out to an attorney for further help if the caseworker tells you that you need to show... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Next of Kin laws/probate

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 »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Dec 30, 2021

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: What are my rights? Brother won't speak with any siblings. He put it in probate. Mother died end of Sept.

She had no will. Owned her land and home had 56000 in one account. and other account not sure He was appointed special administratior over her estate in one day. Now what happens? He's living in her home with his wife. He owns property next door and lives in TX. There are 5 of us. I just want... Read more »

Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on Nov 17, 2021

If your Mom died intestate you would be entitled to a share of probate assets. You would need an attorney to review the probate documents to tell you what you are entitled to and explain the probate process as it relates to your Mom's case. Every probate is different as to how long they take... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Communications Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Yes my husband's aunt died in New Mexico and her partner not married has will. Does he have the right to ask for a copy

He is the next living relative and had to send information and initials to funeral home because funeral home wouldn't let partner do it even with will stating so.

Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on Nov 15, 2021

In Oklahoma he would not be required to provide a copy of the will but since she died (I am assuming she lived there) in New Mexico you should post in the New Mexico group.

In Oklahoma, if your husband was an heir pursuant to the will he would be given written notice when the will was...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Should my sister and I inherit my late father's portion of our grandparent's estate?

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 »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 11, 2021

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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a real estate purchase agreement where the owner died before posession of property transfered

The probate was placed in probate and ordered to be sold and hasnt zold and its been 2-1/2yrs since court order

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Nov 7, 2021

You should contact the attorney who is handling the probate. If you don't feel like you are getting anywhere, you should consult with your own attorney to resolve the matter with the estate.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: We children inherited our parents home upon the death of our father. His second wife has homestead rights.

Do we as owners of the house pay the property tax and insurance or does our step mother who will remain in the home?

There is no mortgage on the home. The house is in Oklahoma.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 1, 2021

You may look into the will/trust that passed the home to you. But if she was granted rights to be there your failure to pay the taxes would in essence force her to move and therefore not allowed. You as the property owners are responsible for the taxes to be paid. -furthermore, even if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Disabled son lives in inherited home. The home is in probate. Can my son keep this home? Air-Evac wants payment.

The hospital wrote off my son's fathers bill, Air-Evac wants 64, 000 . This would mean my son would have to sell his home to pay his dad's life flight bill. Does my son have any rights since he is disabled and on SSDI ?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Oct 20, 2021

You need to contact a probate attorney as soon as possible to give them all the details and specifics. This is not something you need to wait on or attempt to handle yourself.

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Heir of deceased parent, no will, in OK ask to oversee estate and say that there is no other heir? When there is

How can an heir legally petition court for admin of estate and in that legally bound petition say they are only heir to the estate knowing there is no will and there are 2 surviving children making them both heirs. To say they are the only heir is lying and the court also at the hearing for the... Read more »

Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on Oct 4, 2021

Yes, absolutely! If you are a surviving child of the deceased you need to go to the court hearing and let the Judge know there are surviving children. If you have proof (i.e. your birth certificate) I would take that. If you don't have you can provide that later.

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Sister petitioned ok court to be appointed administrator of estate saying there is no other living heirs! Is that legal

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 »

Madelaine Hawkins
Madelaine Hawkins
answered on Oct 3, 2021

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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Will OK county probate judges look at intent, or stick to the letter of the law?

My 82 year-old stepdad just passed, and though he and my mom (married 32 years) had a typed doc stating that in the event of either’s death, everything would go to the other, in the event of both of their deaths, everything would go to me, the document wouldn’t qualify as a will since there are... Read more »

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Sep 21, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. Since the property is in your stepdad's name only, there will have to be probate of the estate. You should contact a probate attorney as soon as possible to discuss all of the facts so they can give your mother appropriate advice. Your mother may have homestead... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My dad left me 6 acres in his will but I cannot seem to find out the process to transfer it to my name.

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James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Sep 15, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. Wills are not effective until they are admitted to probate. The probating of a will determines that it is in fact the decedent's last valid will. In the absence of a valid will, the property is owned by all of the heirs at law. Whether there is a will or not, in... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: If a land owner gave me permission to remove a car from his property can the owner file charges on me

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 »

Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on Aug 31, 2021

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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Will probated in Okla, bank is requiring trust acct set up to distribute funds. Under $75k. Is this required?
Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on Aug 20, 2021

It is an Estate account and yes you need to set one up. You will have to file an accounting with the Court before the money is distributed.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: My step father is trying to force me out of my mother's home, he signed a quit claim deed in a divorce/set a side.

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 »

Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on Aug 18, 2021

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!

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: What are the requirements for a simplified probate procedure in Oklahoma and how does it it work?

Grandfather died years ago and left a house to his children, but there's no will. My mom became executor and completed to probate process in California where he lived al so I'm looking into getting it started here. I just read there's a simplified process that we could do if either... Read more »

Chantelle Hickman-Ladd
Chantelle Hickman-Ladd
answered on Aug 11, 2021

If the house is in Oklahoma and your grandfather passed away in another state or his Oklahoma assets were below $200,000, you should qualify to do a summary administration (a shortened probate process). So long as no one contests you starting the probate process and being named as Personal... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I address the courts that my husband didn't die single & we currently live in our home we bought several yes ago.

He had no will & I wasn't added to the deed on our home. Myself & kids have lived in our home & currently still do. Husband has 1remaining heir and to their belief he passed away single when in fact he did not. Probate court date is days away & I need to know how to address the... Read more »

Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on Aug 4, 2021

Yes, you need to go to the Court hearing and tell the Judge what you posted. If you have your marriage license take it to the hearing, so you can prove you are married and a copy of the deed to show that the home was purchased after the marriage. If you don't have the documents, just tell the... Read more »

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