If my mother-in-law passed away with a balance on her equity loan but the house was transferred to her daughter before she died, who is responsible for paying the loan?

Asked on July 16, 2015 under Real Estate Law, Massachusetts


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The daughter is responsible for paying the balance on the equity loan because she is the owner of the house since the house was transferred to her by your mother-in-law.  

As the owner of the house, the daughter is responsible for debts pertaining to the house.

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