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DO I HAVE SOLE RIGHTS TO THE CROPS SOLD AS IN HIS ONLY BANK ACCOUNTS AS SURVIVOROR DOES HIS DYING WITH NO WILL OBLIGATE TO PAY 1/3 TO EACH MY BROTHER AND SISTER FOR THE 2014 YEAR?
Not necessarily. At the time of his death all of his assets or interest in any property immediately became vested in his "estate" a legal entity. To know what your rights to the property are you will have to open a probate and then let the probate judge decide. You can, of course, present your side of the case (you will want to use a lawyer, whether the one you hired or a different one) and the evidence of how things worked in the past can be used to prove that was the way they were supposed to work in 2015/2016.
Also, you state "ACCOUNTS WERE VERIFIED MINE BY THE BANK". You need to be aware that the bank has no authority to decide who owns the accounts and who does not so regardless of what they said the ultimate decision has to be made by the judge.
PLease ask any follow up questions in this thread.
DOES DEATH WITHOUT WILL VOID VERBAL CONTRACT TO FARM THE LAND?
No, assuming it is a valid oral contract then the contract could still be enforced. However, the best course of action is to have the probate judge affirm the contract and that way you don't spend a lot of money or effort only to be challenged later and the contract not affirmed.
The way the account is set up determines what happens to the account. Normally when an account is set up or when one is changed the bank will have the owner sign a card indicating whether the account is a joint account or a joint account with right of survivorship. A simple joint account means you both own an equal share of the bank account and when he passed away his estate would not own that share. A joint account with right of survivorship (JTWROS) would mean that the entire account passed to you immediately upon his death and there is no need for a probate on that account.
It may very well be that everything continues to run the same. However, an heir or a creditor could file a claim and dispute the contract and if they did it could mean you put in a lot of work and if you lost it would be for nothing. That's the reason it's better to get your lawyer and have them file for the court to give you authority to continue working under the contract.