How do I transfer Car title of deceased father in GA. after paying off balance after 2 years -
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If he died in Maryland, that state's probate law would dictate what you can an cannot do. If he died in Georgia, you would need to become the administrator of his estate in order to transfer the car at all, and only after dealing with the creditors. If it has been a while, you may be able to work out a way through probate to pay the value of the car into his estate, less the amount you paid off, then use that money to pay whatever can be paid to the creditors. If Georgia, contact a probate attorney and sit down with them to explore options. If Maryland, re-post your question to a Maryland attorney. Maryland may have a mechanism to handle your issue much different from Georgia.
The above information is general in nature. In order to obtain more specific legal advice upon which to base your important decisions, you should consult with an attorney in person and retain one of your choosing. Robert M. Gardner, Jr. Hicks, Massey & Gardner, LLP
Hard to follow your story: has the car been paid off or not? If the loan is fully paid it won't be repossessed. Was MD title transferred to you or not? If it has, contact GA's DMV and re-register. These would be the obvious responses but your fact pattern is contradictory. There might be tax implications of your inheritance of the car, depending on its value but, again, it's unclear exactly what's going on.
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