Hunters and landowners are a natural pairing every fall in Oklahoma. If you’re a hunter, you need a place to hunt. And if you’re a landowner, you have what every hunter wants; land, game crossing your property, and the right… Read More »Hunting Leases in Oklahoma: Why a Handshake Agreement is Dangerous (Legally)
You’re buying or selling a residential property in Oklahoma and you just want a basic form – you want to keep real estate agents out of the transaction and save everyone 3 to 6 percent. Most people are searching for… Read More »Oklahoma Real Estate Purchase Contract (And How to Use It)
As a real estate attorney, if I could name one transaction that causes more litigation and confusion than any other, it would probably be the rent-to-own agreement. I understand the allure. Rent-to-own transactions combine the best of a lease and a sale. In… Read More »Oklahoma Rent-to-Own Agreements: WARNINGS from a Local Attorney
Buyer beware! More specifically, Oklahoma tax sale buyers beware! When purchasing from an Oklahoma tax sale, you should confirm title via a quiet title action. A tax property is not insurable and marketable right after the auction. Most of the time,… Read More »Title Risks in Oklahoma Tax Properties – Buy Safely to Increase Profit
For an Oklahoma ancillary probate, what is the purpose, cost, timeline, and process? The purpose is transferring title to out-of-state property. The cost is $2,500 to $5,000. The timeline is 6-8 weeks. The process is drafting, filing, publishing, and recording.… Read More »Oklahoma Ancillary Probate: Purpose, Cost, Timeline, and Process
Can I do a quiet title myself? Sure you can. You could also perform heart surgery on yourself… The real question is whether you want to do a quiet title yourself. Before jumping head over heals into a mound of mind-numbing paperwork,… Read More »CAN I DO A QUIET TITLE MYSELF? SURE, JUST DON’T SCREW IT UP.
What is a tax warrant in Oklahoma? A tax warrant equals a tax lien. Thankfully, a tax warrant differs from an arrest warrant. Unless you committed blatant tax fraud, you can probably breathe easy! However, tax warrants can still pack a punch.… Read More »WHAT IS A TAX WARRANT IN OKLAHOMA? ANSWERED BY ATTORNEY.
This article explains the rules surrounding a partition action for tenants in common. When multiple individuals own the same property as tenants in common, the property typically qualifies for partition. For a more detailed overview of the partition and forced… Read More »PARTITION ACTION FOR TENANTS IN COMMON
Can siblings force the sale of inherited property? Yes, generally such property qualifies for a partition action. However, do not simply assume. Educate yourself, with this detailed overview of forced sale and partition actions. WHY WOULD SIBLINGS FORCE A SALE? When… Read More »CAN SIBLINGS FORCE THE SALE OF INHERITED PROPERTY?
A partition action forces the sale of jointly owned property and divides the sale proceeds. Less commonly, a partition divides the property itself, such that each co-owner receives a fractional piece. This often results from inherited property, divorced spouses, or… Read More »WHAT IS A PARTITION ACTION? (PARTITION LAWSUITS EXPLAINED)