Tag Archives: Ancillary Probate

Is it an Ancillary Estate? (Or does it just quack like one?)

We all know the old saying along the lines of: if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. However, there are a couple of situations I routinely encounter … more

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Ancillary Estate – What Does That Funny Word Even Mean?

The next few posts will discuss certain topics and themes on ancillary estate and probate. I am involved in representing clients in ancillary estates and discussing topics surrounding them routinely. I have written quite a bit about ancillary estates on … more

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Ancillary Probate Series – Part 11: 3 Summary Questions

In this series of blog posts on ancillary probate, we laid out three foundational requirements for an ancillary estate in Oklahoma.  These can be restated in 3 helpful summary questions to ask when trying to determine whether an ancillary probate … more

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Ancillary Probate Series – Part 10: Why Full Faith and Credit?

As stated in my prior post: “In an ancillary administration, the Oklahoma court will follow the distribution pattern laid out by the home state and apply it to the Oklahoma property.”  This post asks the question: why? Why does Oklahoma … more

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Ancillary Probate Series – Part 9: Content of Home Decree

An order distributing the estate is one of the required documents from the home state / domiciliary administration to file an ancillary administration proceeding in Oklahoma.  In this series, we have laid out three foundational requirements for an ancillary probate … more

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Ancillary Probate Series – Part 8: Domiciliary Final Decree?

When a decedent owns property in their home state and also Oklahoma (first foundational requirement) and there has been an estate or probate proceeding in the home state (second foundational requirement), the question become whether documents required under Oklahoma’s ancillary … more

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Ancillary Probate Series – Part 7: Required Documents

Earlier in this series, we laid out a first foundational requirement and a second foundational requirement for an ancillary probate in Oklahoma.  The first dealt with whether a decedent owned property both in their home state and Oklahoma.  The second … more

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Ancillary Probate Series – Part 6: No Home State (“Domiciliary”) Probate

If a decedent dies in any of the other 49 United States owning property in their home state but also owing property in Oklahoma (see prior blog posts here and here about common examples of multistate ownership that I see), … more

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Ancillary Probate Series – Part 5: Home State (“Domiciliary”) Probate?

The first four blog posts in this series on ancillary probate dealt with various aspects of this first foundational issue: did the deceased die owning property in two more states? If so, an ancillary probate may be necessary.  If not, … more

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Ancillary Probate Series – Part 4: Common Examples – Simplified

In my last post I gave three concrete examples of property ownership in multiple states that I commonly see.  I gave quite a bit of detail in those examples.  Those three examples could be further generalized or simplified as: 1. … more

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