What to do if my mother died last year and she left the house to her 4 children. and we would like to now sell it but it’s still in her name?

Over the past year, we’ve been paying taxes along with renivateting the house.

Asked on August 13, 2012 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  You need to start a probate proceeding in the probate court in the county in which your mother resided at the time of her death.   One or more of you will fill out a petition to be appointed as the personal representative of her estate.  Only the PR can sign documents to transfer the house ad even a conrtact of sale.  Good luck.


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