As a Personal Representative is acting on behalf of his deceased brother I have been told I am not liable for his debts or actions. The deed in lieu of foreclosure states that all contents must be removed. Am I in a place of liability if I sign the document and there is still some contents remaining in the home?
You are not personally liable for any of his debts. However, you must protect the assets of his estate as the personal representative. If there is no equity in the house, the deed in lieu sounds like a good idea. You should also take steps to remove the personal property from the house and distribute it according to the terms of the Will or state law (if there is no Will). Talk to a Probate / Estate attorney in your area to get a better idea of your duties.
Please note this is to be considered general advice and not legal advice about any particular situation. The answering of any question does not create an attorney client relationship and does not make the answer specific legal advice. I am an attorney admitted to the practice of law in the state of Georgia. Â
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