Father died intestate, left 3 adult children. The sister recently passed and a man says he is going to have house and car put in his name and then homestead it. The man who lived with the sister, sister was legally married to another, wants to take the home and the car, because he lived there and payed taxes, years earlier, and utility bills. He moved out a year or so before she died. He is also claiming sole use of the mailbox that goes with the house. Can he legally do this without other 2 sibling consent. Said father gave him verbal will leaving it to him. No one else heard it.
Nonsense. If there is no written Will submitted to probate, the property passes through heirship. Contact a local probate attorney immediately to protect your rights.
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I agree with attorney Terry Lynn Garret. Get an attorney. It sounds like the person in question thinks he may have a claim via adverse, but when he moved out he broke one of the requirements. This situation is a prime reason why estates should be probated quickly after the death of a property owner.
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A verbal will isn't worth the paper that it should have been written on.
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