My father passed away recently. He refinancedid his home in the past. I'm being told even if I pay off the full mortgage I can still lose home. I was told by my father there was a will but can't find the will. What can I do to keep the home? If if it matters or helps he was a vet. Soon I will be deployed out of the country. What are my options? Thanks
You might check for a will in the Clerk of Court-Estates office at the local courthouse. There might be a recorded copy there, although its not required to happen.. .
In general, if you paid off all mortgages and there aren't any other liens or claims against the property or his estate, you (and maybe other heirs) ought to own it outright.
I'm not sure who you talked to about paying off the mortgage, but I recommend you speak with a local probate attorney ASAP.
This is intended as a suggestion of one possible self-help solution, not as a final legal opinion on the matter. You should consult a local attorney without delay for a full legal analysis of the issues involved.
Hard to give a complete answer based on info provided.. If you know who your father's lawyer was, you might check with him or her as they will many times keep the original. If not, they may have a copy. If despite this, you cannot locate a will., there are laws of intestacy which shows heirs. If your mom is alive she would be usually first, but if she is passed, it would then be children. If you're the only chiild, you can likely open up probate without a will, and get appointed Personal Rep of the estate. Either way, you should contact local counsel in NC especially if you plan to deploy shortly. Good luck and thanks for your service!
Depends. If you are the sole beneficiary of your father then you will get the home and you will not lose it if you pay the mortgage balance.
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