How Can My Stepmother Take Everything I Was Promised?
My father and stepmother were married for almost 30 years when he died. About 15 years ago he showed me their Wills. It said when both are dead, I am to inherit everything. Well, he died almost a year ago and when I tried to talk to her about getting some of his things we…Read More
How do I stop my brothers from selling my parents’ ranch?
Dear Ms. Allison: My brothers want to sell my parents’ ranch (land and house). I don’t want to, so what kind of lawyer do I need to get to stop them? Ty in Wagoner County Dear Ty: With what you’ve given me to go on, I can’t really determine your situation or whether this is…Read More
Do I Have The Right To My Dad’s Ashes?
Dear Ms. Allison: My dad and mom are still legally married. He passed away in another state and his girlfriend of 3 years has his ashes. She won’t even give us none of his ashes or none of his belongings. I am his kid, so can I sue her for his ashes? Or how would…Read More
Can Stepfather Change Mother’s Home to His Name?
Dear Ms. Allison: My mother died a couple of years ago. When she did, my stepfather put his name on the house. It is the house my grandmother gifted to my mother to give to me and my sisters upon her passing. My mother did not get around to writing a Will and putting the…Read More
Does paying property taxes give you rights to property when the owner dies?
Dear Ms. Allison: My mother died. Her house is in her name (per the deed). My family and I have lived here for years and I have paid the taxes on the house every year that I’ve lived here. Now that mother has passed, my brother and sisters want to sell the house, but I…Read More
Can a Successor Trustee sell or give away property left to the original beneficiary?
Dear Ms. Allison: At first, my mom was trustee over my grandma’s will and estate. After some time of my mom was not upholding her duties as trustee (due to personal problems and sadness and depression). She had to sign over her rights to her sister, my aunt, who then became trustee. In her Will…Read More
If spouse dies can 2nd wife stay in jointly owned house?
Dear Ms. Allison: I am my husband’s second wife. If my spouse dies and the house is in both of our names and I pay the mortgage on time, can I stay? My husband owned this house with his first wife, who passed 2014. He and I got married last month. Now he is putting…Read More
How to leave my grandson property that can never be sold?
Dear Ms. Allison: How do I leave my grandson some property that has been handed down through generations, but can never be sold. I inherited my great grandfather’s land, but it can never be sold, so I don’t know how to pass it on. Anonymous in Pontotoc County Dear Anonymous: You do not say why…Read More
Removing deceased sibling from life estate
Dear Ms. Allison: What is the process to buy out a parent’s life estate and remove a dead sibling from the deed? NC in Tulsa Dear NC: You may not necessarily remove a deceased sibling’s name from the deed. It depends on the words used to give the deceased sibling his share. Two examples: His…Read More
Kids worry about inheritance in blended family
Dear Ms. Allison: What happens to the property my mother and stepdad own if he dies and leaves it to his kids? LS from Oklahoma Dear LS: I need more information to give you a real answer. For example: Is your mother alive? Is it her property or his? For example, is his name the…Read More