Property Transfer

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…

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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…

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Asked & Answered: 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…

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Asked and Answered: Divorced, but buying property as husband and wife

Dear Ms. Allison: My father married and then, a month later, divorced. He then wrote a Will and gave me a copy. They proceeded to live together and he bought several places. When property was purchased it was put in as husband and wife. Since they were not married, is this still binding? [Name Withheld]…

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