My mother passed away back in may and she didn't have a lot but she did not have a will either. She did have a small house and land that are completely payed for. Only my sister and i are left of our family. I just don't know how to go about getting her house in our names without going through probate court or even if i can . We live in Tennessee if that helps.
Any advice would be appreciated.
It will be probate court.
I probated a Tennessee estate a few years back, found a book pretty easy enough to understand for a non attorney and utilized that. Worked extremely well, even really impressed the judge who was very doubtful in the beginning about having a layperson acting in a capacity that is normally only performed by an attorney.
I believe it was a West law book used by Tennessee attorneys that only occasionally are called upon to do Tennessee probate work. Even had a CD with sample documents for nearly every contingency. Caveat, I did have some working experience with estate matters so I wasn't a total novice to the field.
Thank you so much
I would seek advice from an attorney. I do know that in Tennessee affidavits of heirship can be used in some situations where there is no will, thus avoiding the probate process altogether.
Thank you Jerry.
I had just looked up some stuff on affidavit of heirship today and printed a couple off. Im going to go down to the county deeds department and just ask them if it will work on the parcel.
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