i payed every payment and covered it on insurance .she lived with me 11 years and i took care of her till aug 2011 she moved in an apartment for elderly.truck is payed off but mom never got tidel sined over before she died now my brother wants the truck is he intitaled
Sorry to disappoint you, but, in my judgment, regardless of who made the payments or paid the insurance, the truck belongs to the one whose name is on the Certificate of Title. If mom's name was on the Title at the time of her death, the truck belongs to mom's estate.
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I agree with Mr. Masiuk that the truck belongs to the mother's estate. However, I believe you may have a claim for reinbursement from the estate. I suggest you show your brother the receipts where you paid the note and insurance and try to work something out with him!
I am assuming the loan was in your mother's name, you made the payments, and the bank released the title to your mother once you paid off the loan.
Unfortunately you do not have a claim to the truck based on the payments you made. You basically received the benefits of the use of the truck during your mother's life in exchange for making the payments.
You would have a claim to whatever share you would receive under your mother's will, or under the laws of intestate distribution if she died without a will. If the estate is to be divided between the two of you, then you would each have a claim to half the value of the truck.
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