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Written by attorney Tara K Frame | May 25, 2017

When is probate required to transfer title to real estate?

Whenever a descendant-owned real estate solely in their name at the time of their death, the real estate would have to go through the probate process. The only time that a piece of real estate would not have to be probated would be if it was jointly owned with another person as a joint tenant or with a spouse as a tenant by entirety.

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