Are you seeking out an inheritance attorney? If so, you have come to the right place.
In the event one of your relatives and/or a loved one has passed away – what are your inheritance rights?
The answer to that question here in Oklahoma is as follows:
A. In the event your late relative left behind a Last Will and Testament : this is referred to as a ‘testate’ estate. Your entitlement to inheritance would depend on whether or not you are listed as a beneficiary under the decedent’s Will. Assuming the Will was validly drafted and executed by the decedent prior to his and/or her death: your share of the Estate is the provision provided you under that Will.
B. In the event your late relative left behind no Last Will and Testament: this is referred to as an ‘intestate’ estate. In that case Oklahoma law found under Title 84 of the Oklahoma Statutes, Section 213-214, dictates what and/or if, you will be entitled to inherit. The statute basically comes down to how close you are by way of blood line to the departed. Those closest to the departed receive more, while more distant relatives receive less.
It should be worth noting however that adopted children are considered as natural born. Thus, they would inherit in such an intestate estate.
Each case is on it’s own. So please do not hesitate in calling us for an assessment of what if anything you would be entitled to inherit. Call us at: 918-286-8001 and we will be glad to advise you of your legal rights.