My Father passed and let his home to me in his will, He has no debts, but a small amount is still owed on the mortage which I wish to pay. Can I just continue to pay the mortgage and have name transfered?
Should i contact the bank and arrange the payment before doing the summary admin?
Criminal Defense Attorney
You need to hire an attorney for a summary administration. In addition to getting the deed transferred to your name, the attorney will ensure that the homestead benefits are transferred to you. If you don't do this, you will always have chain of title issues with the home.
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Estate Planning Attorney
You should contact a local probate attorney for guidance and direction in your situation. You will want to be sure that the title is properly transferred and that any remaining issues are properly resolved.
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Since you're not a surviving spouse and you didn't own the property with your father as a joint tenant with rights of survivorship (all assumptions based on the facts provided) you must contact an attorney to have the will probated. Plus, you need the probate process to preserve homestead rights to avoid losing the home to pay off creditors.
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Estate Planning Attorney
Yes-you can achieve this through summary probate.
The mortgage can be transferred to you.
St. Pete Attorney
The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.