Can my sister and I sell my dad’s truck and motorcycle?

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Can my sister and I sell my dad’s truck and motorcycle?

My dad passed away Sunday he had no Will or DPOA in place for finances. He

left a truck and motorcycle behind that are paid for. Are we allowed or able to

sell these on our own?

Asked on February 20, 2018 under Estate Planning, Michigan

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  The problem is that neighter of you can legally transfer title at this point in time, since title is still in your Father's name.  If this is all he has in his estate perhaps you can look in to a Small estate /Summary proceeding that is permitted in Michigan.  I am going to give you a link to a county court information packet.  It should be the same in all counties.  Good luck.
https://www.oakgov.com/courts/probate/Documents/in-house/3-disp-small-estates.pdf


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