How can I get my mother’s property in my name if she has been dead 52 years and I have kept the property taxes paid since then every year?

Asked on September 5, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Kentucky

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Oh boy.  Are you the only child?  Your Mother's estate was never probated and that is how the deed would be changed: from the Personal Representative to the beneficiary or beneficiaries.  You are going to have to go to the probate court in the county in which your Mother resided at the time of her death and file a petition.  You are probably going to need an affidavit of lateness as well.  I would speak with a lawyer. Good luck.


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