Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
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I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing and your frustration with the probate process and not being kept in the loop. What county is the probate taking place in?
Okay. Thanks. That is great for you because Oklahoma County probate records are available online for free at www.oscn.net
You can find everything you need to know about the probate on that website.
Generally, you would not need to do anything to receive your 50%. However, you should have been receiving periodic notices of hearings (when there was a hearing appointing him as executor), anytime an inventory/accounting has been filed, anytime he is asking for distribution of the estate, etc.
Other times, you might not have received notice (such as when notice was given to creditors and any creditors submitted claims to the executor.
You can obtain a copy of the will and other documents at that website. If he filed in Sept., then it is actually likely no hearing has been held yet, but one is likely set and you should have (or will shortly) receive notice.
She was lucky enough to not owe anything and I am the only child, so everything is moving quickly. I was just worried that I needed to file for something. Thank you
No, you're okay for now. You can keep updated on the www.oscn.net website and notices that you're entitled to receive. But if you smell something fishy going on, just find a local attorney for some advice or counsel to help you protect your rights. I would be grateful if you could please leave me a positive rating for my assistance. Thanks!
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