4th Nov 2013
The last blog post discussed that Oklahoma has one true ancillary statute: Okla. Stat.tit. 58 § 677. The basic definition of an ancillary probate in Oklahoma is one performed under this statute.
Okla. Stat.tit. 58 § 677 requires certified copies of these three documents from the state of residence (or domiciliary probate):
A. The last will and testament of the decedent, if any;
B. The order admitting the will to probate, if there was a will, or order appointing the administrator, if there was no will;
C. The order distributing.
If you cannot obtain the items listed above from the home state, you cannot perform a true ancillary probate in Oklahoma under Okla. Stat. tit. 58 § 677.
However, this does not mean there are not other options or the situation is hopeless. The next blog post will discuss options when you cannot obtain the documents listed above.
This blog contains general information and the opinions of the author – not legal advice; you should seek the advice of competent counsel (attorney/lawyer) when considering any legal issues.