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Q: Person listed as tenant in common with his sister dies intestate with no spouse and 2 kids. Deed never transfers to kids

If the surviving sister wants to sell the property years later how can she do so if there is no paperwork showing the heirs have rights to the deceased's stake in the property. She knows they would have a claim to the property from their fathers stake. Can she transfer ownership with a quitclaim... Read more »

John Ryan Poole
John Ryan Poole answered on Jun 14, 2019

If the deceased sister did not devise her interest in the property to her children through a will, the surviving sister would likely be entitled to assume sole ownership of the property. If the deceased sister's estate is still in the probate process, the surviving sister could secure an order from... Read more »

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