How do I get my husband’s car titled in my name?

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How do I get my husband’s car titled in my name?

My husband passed almost 2 months ago. He had no Will, only power of attorney which a was me. He stilled owed money on his car, so I am still paying the car loan. However, what will I have to do to get the title put in my name? There are no other family members involved.

Asked on August 10, 2019 under Estate Planning, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

You have to apply to the probate court to be named the "adminstrator" or "personal representative" (either term may be used) of his "estate" (what he left behind); this role or position is like being the executor when there is a will. Being appointed that by the court will give you the legal authority over his assets, like his car, including the power to change to whom they are titled. You should be able to get instructions and sample forms for doing this from the court, either online or from the clerk's office.


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