If my Mother died without leaving a Will and her property is now heirship, as Administratorover her estate am I allowed to sign a deed giving her property to my brother?

Asked on August 27, 2014 under Estate Planning, West Virginia

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You need to follow your state's law of intestate succession.  You do not have the power to arbitrarily decide who gets what.  You do not say upon what basis you are the administrator of the estate when there is no will naming you as such.  Regardless, you must follow state law for the division of property where there is no will.


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