Surviving spouse no will Georgia

All property is in both names, do I have to filed anything with the state to sell

Asked on September 14, 2017 under Estate Planning, Georgia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If any real estate was owned as joint tenants with right of survivorship, any bank or brokerage accounts were joint accounts, any cars titled jointly in both names, etc. you have the right right dispose of the assets without filing anything, but you should have certified copies of the death certificate available to show that the other joint owner has passed away, leaving you as the sole owner.

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