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mmcgettes
Jan 8, 2009, 06:59 AM
My grandfather died 10 years ago and his esate was not probated because he left everything to my grandmother who was listed on the deeds with him. Now she has passed and one piece of property was listed with both names (joe and cleo) The attorney doing the probate says I (the executor) must file a quiet title action. The fees are quite steep. Is there a way to do this without the attorney. The state is Oklahoma.

SaraKammeraad
Jan 8, 2009, 07:39 AM
I did a little searching for you. You can file it by yourself but more than likely after you actually do the filing your going to want to get an attorney. Any little bit that you can do for yourself will save you money on the attorney. I don't know if your state has free legal aid but I think most states do, they won't file it for you or anything but you could get some answers to some questions that might help you do everything.

SaraKammeraad
Jan 8, 2009, 07:40 AM
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. (http://www.legalaidok.org) Hope this helps, you can call or do it online

JudyKayTee
Jan 8, 2009, 08:14 AM
my grandfather died 10 years ago and his esate was not probated because he left everything to my grandmother who was listed on the deeds with him. now she has passed and one piece of property was listed with both names (joe and cleo) The attorney doing the probate says i (the executor) must file a quiet title action. the fees are quite steep. Is there a way to do this without the attorney. the state is oklahoma.



It's dangerous to attempt to do something like this without an Attorney. The costs are steep because it's a complicated procedure. If you make a mistake you'll live with it (literally) forever.

JudyKayTee
Jan 8, 2009, 08:17 AM
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. (http://www.legalaidok.org) Hope this helps, you can call or do it online



When you are posting on the legal boards please quote the information and then follow with the site - in this instance legal aid is not going to help with any "quiet title" action. This is also a probate matter and an Attorney is already involved.

Legal Aid does not handle all types of cases and is basically for those who cannot afford legal counsel. In this case this is an expense of the estate.