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What happens to car title loans after death of owner?

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My aunt recently died and she had a loan against her title of her car with Lonstar Title Loan located in Houston Texas do we have pay off the loan still to get the title back since she has passed away.

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  1. Yes, the debt does not usually get paid upon the death of the debtor. However, in some cases, she might have purchased insurance to pay the debt in case of her passing. You should ask for all of the documentation from the original transaction and have a lawyer review it. I hope you found this answer helpful. If so, please click the "helpful" button below. Thank you and good luck.

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  2. I believe if you want the car yes you have today that is why it is a lien.


  3. Yes-but her last will and testament should appoint an executor that should be involved with the assets of her estate.
    You should see an estate planning attorney ASAP.
    Hope this was helpful.

    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.

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