Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

My Mom, who lives in Oklahoma, has a will she needs

reviewed. Is this a service...
My Mom, who lives in Oklahoma, has a will she needs reviewed. Is this a service that can be provided?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
10/21/2017
Law Educator, Esq.
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 123,316
Experience: Experienced attorney: Family law, Estate Law, SS Law etc.
Verified

Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

We cannot rewrite any wills or any legal documents for customers, that would be considered representation. We can review documents and explain them to customers and can answer customer questions about the documents, but cannot rewrite them.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
We just need the attached will and testament to be reviewed. The primary concern is whether or not the will would stand up in a court of law if she were to get married? Also, should there be several personal representatives and an executor?

Thank you for your reply.

If she marries, under Oklahoma law, surviving spouses cannot be disinherited. A spouse must receive a bequest in the will that is more than or equal to what she would receive through intestate succession. If a decedent did not bequeath an appropriate percentage of the estate to the surviving spouse, the spouse is entitled to seek an "elective share." This means they are entitled to 1/2 of all marital property acquired during the marriage and an equal share of any separate property with any children. So, she would need to consider placing her separate property she wants to protect into an irrevocable trust, over which her surviving spouse would not have any rights and also using a prenuptial agreement stating all property is separate and not marital property. So she needs to sit with her estate attorney again before marrying to craft her estate in a way to protect it.

Actually, there should be no more than 1 executor or representative. Having 2 people liable for the estate or more people leads to arguments sometimes that cause more monetary harm than good. She needs to name an executor and a successor executor for the estate.

Please do not forget to leave positive feedback by clicking on the 5 stars at the top of your page, as the experts are not employees of the site and get no credit for spending time with customers unless they leave positive feedback. Thank you.

Law Educator, Esq.
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 123,316
Experience: Experienced attorney: Family law, Estate Law, SS Law etc.
Verified
Law Educator, Esq. and 87 other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Law Educator, Esq. Your Own Question
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq., Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 123,316
123,316 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Experienced attorney: Family law, Estate Law, SS Law etc.

Law Educator, Esq. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,875 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,025 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

6,562 satisfied customers

JD, 17 years legal experience including family law

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,415 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,398 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,787 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
How can l point to the prenuptial agreement that lists the
How can l point to the prenuptial agreement that lists the outcome or settlement of our divorce. The prenup outlines that should we divorce and sell our home we lived in 7yrs ago (35% to me and 65% to… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,134 satisfied customers
If you are separating in a marriage can you get out of a
If you are separating in a marriage can you get out of a lease … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,134 satisfied customers
Just need a quick "feeling".... I was in a "dead" marriage.
I was in a "dead" marriage. There was little sex, and although we seemed happy to most, we were just putting on a show most of the time. I met another woman and had an affair. I confessed and my wife forgave and I stopped seeing the other woman for about 6 months. The other woman began seeing someone else. Things continued to deteriorate and I moved out of the house. it was only then that I started seeing the other woman again. I know in NC alienation of affection is a thing. Is it common? is it likely my ex would win such a case? … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,415 satisfied customers
If husband has accrued debt during marriage, is the wife
If husband has accrued debt during marriage, is the wife responsible for debt if it's only in his name? … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
29,388 satisfied customers
I constructed a prenuptial agreement prior to my marriage in
I constructed a prenuptial agreement prior to my marriage in Washington state, without a lawyer and we both signed in front of a notary 9 days before our wedding. Will I have any trouble enforcing It?… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
IS THERE COMMON LAW MARRIAGE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA? A
IS THERE COMMON LAW MARRIAGE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA? … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
If a couple have a common law marriage for two, three
If a couple have a common law marriage for two, three months, then legally marry, does their common law marriage count for the total time of marriage in Kansas … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
With a noncontested marriage settlement agreement and in
With a noncontested marriage settlement agreement and in filling out the FL-180 form, does one have to create a signature page for the other party, or do both parties simply turn in their paperwork an… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
Is it possible to obtain a marriage license with a
Is it possible to obtain a marriage license with a backdated … read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
2,867 satisfied customers
Is it for sure that after 10 years of marriage in court the
Is it for sure that after 10 years of marriage in court the judge can turn a prenup ,and now that I had Breast. An error Nd my husband filed a divorce,and I ha e no money and not working can give me m… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
17,769 satisfied customers
How is emotional abuse in a marriage factored in to a
How is emotional abuse in a marriage factored in to a divorce decree? … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,596 satisfied customers
Is an online marriage. In Alabama. Legal in the state of
Is an online marriage. In Alabama. Legal in the state of Kentucky? … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
My boyfriend wants me to sign prenuptial agreement before we
My boyfriend wants me to sign prenuptial agreement before we get married. What are the disadvantages for me if I sign that? We reside in California. Can you please explain if the advantage or disadvan… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
My husband and I have a prenuptial agreement; filed/live in
My husband and I have a prenuptial agreement; filed/live in Arizona. Can my husband's ex-wife sue for my lottery winnings? It is clearly stated in our prenuptial that any future windfall, inheritance … read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,398 satisfied customers
My fiance and I did a prenuptial agreement online on Rocket
Hi, My fiance and I did a prenuptial agreement online on Rocket Lawyer. The prenup agreement is relatively defensive for both of us. We will sign tomorrow the agreement in front of a public notary. We… read more
xavierjd
xavierjd
Juris Doctor
3,361 satisfied customers
Not for Ray and only lawyer, Prenuptial agreement said,"
Not for Ray and only lawyer,Prenuptial agreement said, " 50-50 division ( of net proceeds from sale or otherwise ) between the parties in the event of dissolution of the marriage. "Dissolution of marr… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Partner
Doctoral Degree
58,097 satisfied customers
For prenuptial agreements, if you state that what you came
For prenuptial agreements, if you state that what you came into the marriage is "yours" how do you keep this going throughout the relationship? In the most basic way, what I am trying to determine is … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,134 satisfied customers
My fiancé and I are about to sign a prenuptial agreement
My fiancé and I are about to sign a prenuptial agreement without an attorney, will it be valid? … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x