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  • Making Your Own Will

    An explanation of how to make your own will in Oklahoma. Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
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    Spanish / Español
  • When A Joint Tenant Dies

    If you own a house or land with another person as joint tenants and that person dies, you can place the home or land in your name without going through probate. You do not need a lawyer to do this. You will have to file some papers with the County Clerk. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Powers of Attorney

    Information about Powers of Attorney, different types, when to use them, and common questions and answers. Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
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    Spanish / Español
  • When A Surviving Joint Tenant Dies

    If you own a house in joint tenancy with the right of survivorship and the individual that you have the joint tenancy with dies, you can terminate the tenancy and place the home in your name only. Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Key Legal Issues for Seniors

    Common legal issues facing Oklahoma Seniors Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Pension Problems?

    The South Central Pension Rights Project (SCPRP) is a non-profit legal assistance program that helps individuals understand and exercise their pension rights. We provide free legal advice and assistance. Read More

    By:
    Texas Legal Services Center
  • Transfer on Death Deed (or Beneficiary Deed)

    On November 1, 2008, Oklahoma's Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act? (Title 58 O.S. §§ 1251-1258) went into effect. This law allows a record owner to use a Transfer-On-Death Deed to name another person to receive his real estate without going through probate. This transfer does not take effect until the landowners death. The person receiving the property (called the beneficiary) must take certain steps to make the transfer legal. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
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