Husband passed away in May of 2012 , I contacted bank that held the deed to see how to proceed , they stated that they could not speak with me until I had been appointed executrices of estate . I contacted attorney who stated that I needed to be bonded however , I was unable to be bonded due to a bankruptcy nearly 7 years ago . No payments have been made on mortgage since May of 2012 but I have the ability to catch all back payments up . Bank has sent paperwork to me stating that my dower rights are secondary to their rights is there anyway to prevent my loosing this property ?
Family Law Attorney
Hire a probate attorney. Also, if you have the money to pay on the mortgage, do so as soon as possible, with the attorney's advice.
why is the attorney telling you that you need to be bonded? What does husband's will say about the issue?
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3 lawyers agree
Since the bank is asking you to subordinate your dower rights, I would guess that your name is not on the deed - either as a tenant in common with your deceased spouse, or with rights of survivorship. I suggest that you do not sign anything with the bank until you discuss this with a local attorney.
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I agree with my colleagues - you need to retain a probate attorney.
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