Do my brother and I need to put the title to our deceasedfather’s house in our names if our stepmother has life estate?

The house was left to us but is currently still in the names of my deceased father and mother. We have not changed the title and didn’t know if we needed too until after my stepmother dies or chooses to live else where.

Asked on July 24, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida


david slater / david p.slater, esq.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the house was left to you by will and you have probated the will, you have a time limitation of authority to distribute assets.  You should advise the court of any delay.

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