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Q: Does electric company has 100% approval to clear cut the easement of trees if for 50 Years they have been trimming
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 19, 2022

If they have a utility easement then yes they can clear the trees out.

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Q: How does property pass from one generation to the next if there was originally no will?

My mother is 80 she has been taking care of her parents property with the help of me and my siblings for many years. Her father died in 1966 and mother in 1985. They died with no will in place. Since that time she has paid the property taxes and all upkeep. She had 4 siblings all deceased now. None... Read more »

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Feb 15, 2022

She should consult with an estate planning/ real property attorney. It is likely you will need to obtain deeds from the children of her siblings, file one or more probate cases, a quiet title suit or some other action to resolve the issues created by the length of time since her father's... Read more »

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Q: If 2 people share ownership of property can the 1 with the majority of ownership force the other to sale
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 28, 2022

Assuming there is sufficient equity and a certain title, any tenant in common can file an Action for a Sale For Partition.

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Q: I'm selling a house I own to my son. Do I still have to have the abstract brought up to date? I bought house 6 yrs ago.

Bought a house for son to live in while in school. I'm now selling him the house. Is there any reason to have abstract done again?

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Jan 23, 2022

Generally, the answer would be no. You should know everything that has happened to the title of the property. If he is borrowing money from a bank, they will require updated insurance.

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Q: Does every mortgage/lien on real estate or land require a deed of trust to be filed as well in the state of Oklahoma?
James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Jan 23, 2022

A mortgage is sufficient to secure an indebtedness. Deeds of Trust are not used in Oklahoma. If there is one it is simply treated as a mortgage.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Relatives did a memorandum of trust on a property after death the property was not in the trust or accounted for

What does that mean

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Nov 29, 2021

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 »

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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.

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Q: rental property's lease expired and they keep accepting payments does that automatically renewal your lease for a year?
Richard Winblad
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Richard Winblad
answered on Nov 5, 2021

I don't practice in this area, but you may want to review.

https://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2016/title-41/section-41-111/

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Q: Yes I financed a price of land in Clayton ok. Since then someone has dozed about a 30 foot wide road way inside my pins?

But my issue is that it’s no a true easement shared by other lots. It’s all on mine. Can I fence it off legally. I don’t mind a equally shared easement just not all on mine.

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Oct 29, 2021

It depends on what type of easements exist. If you got a title policy , it should have a list of easements. Otherwise you need to have the title reviewed to determine what rights you and others have. Contact a real estate attorney.

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Q: Yes I financed a price of land in Clayton ok. Since then someone has dozed about a 30 foot wide road way inside my pins?

But my issue is that it’s no a true easement shared by other lots. It’s all on mine. Can I fence it off legally. I don’t mind a equally shared easement just not all on mine.

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Oct 29, 2021

It depends on what type of easements exist. If you got a title policy , it should have a list of easements. Otherwise you need to have the title reviewed to determine what rights you and others have. Contact a real estate attorney.

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Q: What are my options? My boyfriend died very suddenly and without a will. We have lived together for a year.

So he died very suddenly and without a will. We are both on the lease. A lot of stuff he gave me when he moved in. The problem he is his ex wife wants to just come in my home and take what she deems his for his kids. What are my options??

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Oct 24, 2021

Contact a probate lawyer as soon as you can because there are specific laws in how belongings are transferred upon death without a will.

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Q: I'm being offered some vacant land for sale. However the current deed has two grantee names, preceded by and/or. Only

one of the grantees is offering the property for sale. Can they legally sell it to me? I don't know if that "or" is valid on a deed.

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Oct 22, 2021

The person can sell you his/her 1/2 interest. You would own it with the other party. There is no definitive answer for a "and/or" designation in Oklahoma insofar as it concerns real property. If you want all of the property you must get both of the grantees to sign the deed. If either... Read more »

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Q: I have a quit claim deed that needs to be reviewed. I want to know how much of the land is given to each party?

Does Betty Rainwater retain any of the land?

Does Susan Rainwater get one half of the land?

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

Generally, a quitclaim deed conveys all of the interest of the grantor at the time of the conveyance. However, it all depends upon the actual terms of the deed. You will have to have the deed reviewed by an attorney.

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Q: What is the para for legal easement (33 FT) in western Oklahoma Please
Richard Winblad
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Richard Winblad
answered on Oct 14, 2021

This varies greatly depending upon the use and whether the company has the power of eminent domain.

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2 Answers | Asked in Environmental, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A neighbor has dammed and rerouted water way with dozer and excavator. Altering flood plain and threatening residence.
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 16, 2021

Adjoining landowners are entitled to adjacent and subjacent support of their real property. But to prove this Tort will be difficult. Some type of engineer will be a necessary expert witness here. Also contractors will have to testify as to the costs of restoring the land, that is a large part... Read more »

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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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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!

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Q: house has been unattended for 15 years. The yard is over grown and house is falling apart. Could I claim it as my own
James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Aug 16, 2021

Not enough information to answer . What is your relationship to the house? Who are the owners? Who is in possession of the house? Contact an attorney to discuss the details and determine a course of action.

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Q: Mobile home

My mom and dad own my mobile home here in Oklahoma City. My dad passed away about five years ago and my mom wants to know what we need to do to put in my name.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Aug 15, 2021

It depends on how things are set up. If it is for the land that the trailer is located that could be a simple quit claim deed. If there is a lender involved then you will have to deal with them directly.

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Q: my mother and i invested in a home together. We are both on the deed. my brother just took over as her power of attorney

Can my brother sell the home?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Aug 13, 2021

You will want to consult with an attorney in person with all the details. However, he can either sell you his portion or he can file an action for it to be sold if you cannot buy him out. However, generally he cannot simply sell it without you consent since you are also on the deed. However, you do... Read more »

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