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How to get get a quit claim deed changed?

My aunt quit qlaim deeded her house to me and my brother. My brother has passed and so has his wife. Does anyone else have a legal interest in my aunt’s property? Can this quit claim deed be changed?

Asked on September 2, 2012 under Real Estate Law, North Dakota

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your losses.  How was the deed worded?  Was it wordd as joint tenants ot tenants in common?  Or does it also state the words "rights of survivorship?"  If the words rights of survivorship were on the deed then it passed to you automatically upon his death.  But if those words were not there then his half of the proeprty passes through his estate and to his legal heirs at the time of his death. Did he have a Will?  Did he have children?  I would speak with an attorney in your area.  Good luck.  


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