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Discussion in 'Other Family Law Matters' started by gcall23, Sep 26, 2013.

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  1. gcall23

    gcall23 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    If your parent dies and the surviving spouse is your stepmom what are your rights to the estate if there's not a will? If there is a will what is the law about it being made public to the family?
     
  2. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    If a parent dies without a will, the assets will go the closest relative(s) under the state “intestate succession” laws.
    Here's a link: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/intestate-succession-oklahoma.html

    If there is a will, someone should submit it for probate. It then becomes a public record. If you are a "beneficiary" in the will, you should be notified.
     
  3. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If your father died without a will, ALL OF HIS WORLDLY possessions pass to his spouse.

    Your stepmother just got all of YOUR father's stuff.

    You take NOTHING.

    If there was a will, you can petition the probate court (in some cases that's as simple as asking) the probate court to show you the goods.
     

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