If my mother left me property through a transfer on death deed but do not want the property, can I reject it?

She was behind on her mortgage and owed taxes before she went into nursing care and then died it is basically in foreclosure.

Asked on August 21, 2015 under Estate Planning, Ohio


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  When was it executed and filed?  If prior to December 28, 2009 then it is valid  AFter that date those type of deeds are not valid and if they were not filed then some counties are rejecting them. So the guidance here depends on dates of things.  I would seek legal help with this anyway if the bank is threatening you. Good luck.

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