Posts Tagged ‘Wills and probate’
What estate disputes can be mediated?
Dear Ms. Allison: What sorts of things can be mediated in a Will Contest or other estate dispute? Lily Rose, Western Oklahoma Dear Lily Rose:An estate dispute (anything involving an inheritance whether with a Will or from no planning) generally happens after the death of a family member or loved one. Occasionally, a dispute arises…Read More
Why did my uncle get the lake house when my dad left his half to me?
Dear Ms. Allison: In his Will, my dad left me his house and his half of the lake house he bought with his brother. Everyone has heard him talk about this for years before he died. Turns out though, my uncle got 100% of the lake house before probate even started. What’s going on here?…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 I rescind a waiver of my position as heir to my husband’s estate?
Dear Ms. Allison: How can we ask the court to revive my position as heir to my deceased husband’s estate? Is this even possible? I signed a waiver so the estate could go directly to three children equally. Now that there is greed – two siblings against one, and I was misinformed about signing the…Read More
Are siblings from 1st marriage entitled to estate after 2nd spouse inherits?
Dear Ms. Allison: How can 4 siblings get a copy of our deceased father’s will after leaving everything to his 2nd wife who just died? An adult sibling by his 2nd wife is the executor of their estate. The first 4 siblings are no blood relation to his 2nd wife and were not adopted by…Read More