If my mom passed away but didn’t have a Will and her house is worth less than $30,000, do I have to become executor of estate to sell the house?

Asked on November 3, 2015 under Estate Planning, Indiana

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

In law provides that if someone dies and has an estate worth less than $50,000, a person can generally get the property if they are entitled to it (such a a child who would be an heir of their deceased parent if they died without a Will); this cn be done without going through probate court.
You will need to complete the Small Estate Claim Form (also called an Affidavit for Transfer of Property). Here is a link to a site that will explain further:
http://www.indianalegalservices.org/node/109/transferring-small-amounts-property
 


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