How does my father put my late grandparent’s land in my name if there was no Will?

My father also can’t find his siblings or their children.

Asked on September 18, 2012 under Estate Planning, New Jersey

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  Your grandfather' estate has to go through the probate process in order to transfer the property.  Some one needs to be appointed as the Personal Representative in order to use an Executor's Deed to transfer to the beneficiaries.  Now, the property will pass via the intestacy statutes in the state.  Notce needs to be given to all those that will inherit under the statute, including all your grandfather's children (father's siblings) and their children if required.  The law allows for those that can not be located by filing notice in a differnt way.  The property is not your father's to transfer to you.  Please get legal help.  Good luck.


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