Mine and my mother's name are on the deed of my house. My mom passed away in May of 2011. How do I get her name off of the deed? Will my siblings be an issue?
Real Estate Attorney
That depends on several factors including how title was held (were there rights of survivorship), whether she had a will or not and who the executor or administrator of the estate is. The question can not be answered without additional information. I suggest you consult witha real estate attorney.
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Real Estate Attorney
The answer depends on how your mom and you held title. If you were tenants in common, her estate and you are partners. If that is the case, you will need to have her will probated or if no will, you must have her estate administered to ascertain who her heirs (your partners) are. If you were joint tenants with the right of survivorship, you are now the owner by operation of law and need do nothing. You should retain an attorney to discuss these questions and your responses further.
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Divorce / Separation Lawyer
Depends on the type of deed. Bring the deed to an attorney to review. If there is a will, then bring that along.
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