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Probate in Oklahoma? #usa #records


David Lewin
 

Thank you for your excellent guidance - that is great.   However, I have a problem.   Is the URL you gave correct?   I get :-

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I use FireFox 99% of the time

David


At 14:57 11/08/2020, almhuss@... wrote:
 Start at www.oscn.net. This is the search page for the various clerks of court for the counties in Oklahoma.  All probate work is handled at the county level.  Put in the name of the deceased and any other information you have into the search engine, and see if you get a case number and county name back.

If you get a case number and county name back, you will need to search the case record for an order directing the personal representative/executor/executrix to distribute the estate.  If there was a will that was not challenged, the will Controls.  If there was no will, the statute controls.  The order will state who got what, and, hopefully, the relationship.  If there was a challenge to the will, you will need to do a deep dive into the case file to see what happened.

If you do not get a case number and county name, one of three things happened ­ (a) the case is not indexed online, since it dates back to 1978, or (b) the assets were not sufficient to justify going to court, and were handled informally, or (c) everything of any significance (real property or property requiring a title such as automobiles, boats or airplanes) was held jointly and title passed automatically to the other party.  If (a), contact the Clerk of Court for the county in which the people lived or any property was held.  If (b), you are out of luck ­ there is no record.  If (c), check the real property records to see what happened.


almhuss@...
 

 Start at www.oscn.net. This is the search page for the various clerks of court for the counties in Oklahoma.  All probate work is handled at the county level.  Put in the name of the deceased and any other information you have into the search engine, and see if you get a case number and county name back.

If you get a case number and county name back, you will need to search the case record for an order directing the personal representative/executor/executrix to distribute the estate.  If there was a will that was not challenged, the will Controls.  If there was no will, the statute controls.  The order will state who got what, and, hopefully, the relationship.  If there was a challenge to the will, you will need to do a deep dive into the case file to see what happened.

If you do not get a case number and county name, one of three things happened — (a) the case is not indexed online, since it dates back to 1978, or (b) the assets were not sufficient to justify going to court, and were handled informally, or (c) everything of any significance (real property or property requiring a title such as automobiles, boats or airplanes) was held jointly and title passed automatically to the other party.  If (a), contact the Clerk of Court for the county in which the people lived or any property was held.  If (b), you are out of luck — there is no record.  If (c), check the real property records to see what happened.


Sherri Bobish
 


David,

Oklahoma Descent and Distribution
https://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2014/title-84/section-84-213/

Have fun trying to work through this legal jargon!

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ


EdrieAnne Broughton
 

Probate in Oklahoma occurs at the county level, the county that the deceased owned real property or mineral rights.  I've gone through this process for G-grandfather (died in Oklahoma 1940), Grandfather who died in 1969 in Arizona and my parents who died in California 1986 and 1998.  I might be able to help you understand the rules.  
           EdrieAnne Broughton, Vacaville, California


David Lewin
 

Can anyone teach me please?

What happens when a childless person dies in Oklahoma?

Is there any record of possible probate procedures?

Is there any record of the distribution of whatever they left
behind? I am asking about an event in 1978

David Lewin
London.