If my mom died and didn’t have a Will but did had several thousand in credit card debt and a car, can her creditors put a lien on the car?

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If my mom died and didn’t have a Will but did had several thousand in credit card debt and a car, can her creditors put a lien on the car?

My mother passed away about 6 weeks ago without a Will. I am her only legal inheritor. I have found she had several thousand dollars in credit card debt and only a couple thousand dollars in the bank. The only property she owned is an old carworth $2500 to $3500. What are my responsibilities in getting the debt paid off? Can the credit card companies place a lien on the car? How would I get the lien removed and be able to take ownership of the vehicle?

Asked on March 8, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, California

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