Dad died without a Will, what are his biological entitled to?

He had farm equipment, antique tractors and several vehicles and tools. His wife is having an auction. Are Dad’s biological children entitled to half of the proceeds from the auction?

Asked on March 29, 2015 under Estate Planning, Oklahoma


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It depends on the asset or property. Anything titled in both her and your father's name (like a vehicle jointly owned or titled) becomes hers entirely. (As does any joint bank or brokerage account and jointly owned real estate.) Anything else should be split 50-50 between her and the children.

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