What to do if I’m one of the heir’s of my mother estate and my car is in her name?

Is there anyway to put it into my name without rebuying it or do I have to buy it again from the estate to appease the court?

Asked on September 19, 2014 under Estate Planning, North Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If the car is titled in her name, legally it is her car--or, at this point, her estate's car. Therefore, you either need to purchase it from the estate  (you can speak to the administrator or executor) or, if  you are one of the heirs and the car is being left to you, wait to get it as part of your inheritance when the estate if fully distributed.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.