Need advice for my mom .my grandmother passsed away ....my grandmothers house is in bad shape very unsanitary due to fecal matter everywhere my grandma was a extream horader
...now that my grandmother passed away ...can my mom get any money that is in my grandmothers bank accounts . ? Also due to the grandmas house unsafe how can we sell house .?
No on can sell what they do not own---its not clear if your grandmother left the house to your mother, or someone else by virtue of the title or whether she died with or without a will. Same for the accounts: were they joint or just the Grandmothers?
Absent a courts involvement, your mother likely has no legal authority to take, sell, or otherwise distribute anything. Your mother should reach out to a local probate attorney.
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I agree with the previous attorney's response, in that you need to determine how your grandmother's assets were titled and whether she left a will. In other words, who did she leave her assets to and who has the authority to now dispose of, or inherit, same? With or without a will, you will most likely have to present the situation to the Cuyahoga County Probate Court for resolution. I suggest that you consult a local probate attorney to guide you through this process.
Now is the time to consult with local probate/elder law counsel. Who owns the house? Who owes the money? Is it worth getting involved? How much will it cost to administer? These are the basic questions and there are many more that competent counsel can help you answer and get the proceeds...
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Hello. Although it sounds like it will be a difficult task, try to find her important documents to see if there is a will. If you have no reason to believe there's a will, contact a local attorney and begin the process of administrating the estate without a will.
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