How can I learn who the remainderman of my father's life estate is?
Also, who pays the property taxes on life estates properties?
1 attorney answer
You should be able to get a copy of the deed that created the life estate and remainder interests from the real estate records of the county where the land is located. The deed should say who holds the remainder interests, although it may or may not be a specific named individual. The Superior Court for the county is where the real estate records are kept- and please note: you will NOT be able to tell this from the property tax records.
As for your question about paying the property taxes, generally, while the holder of a life estate is still living, he is responsible for all costs associated with the ownership of the property, including property taxes.
If you have any questions about how to get a copy of the deed or what it says, then you should ideally consult an attorney who can help you. This kind of forum does not allow people to answer specific legal questions, only general ones.
Best wishes to you.
This answer is not intended to provide you with specific legal advice regarding your situation, or to create any attorney-client relationship. The intent is only to provide general information. You should be aware that you cannot rely on this answer to provide you with any protection against tax penalties. You should always consult your own attorney in order to obtain legal advice.