does that include all contents of house garage and yard
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You need to provide additional information to clarify your question. Did someone pass away and leave a house to you in their will? Did one of your relatives pass away intestate (without a will or living trust), and you are one of their heirs? If there is an estate plan in place, it should specify who gets the house, and who gets the personal property inside the house. If there is no estate plan, the probate court will determine who are the legal heirs, and which portion of the real estate personal property will be given to each. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.
Typically if there is a will or trust in place it will distinguish real property (the house) from personal property (everything inside). Since you reference the garage then I am assuming there may be a car involved as well. You want to make sure you don't take or sell any assets before you are legally allowed to do so. It would be a good idea to talk to a probate attorney in the county where the estate was.
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