Clarkston, MI asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Michigan

Q: My father passed leaving his niece as executor. Do I have any rights to property before they sell it? i.e his truck

My father had a will, which has been put into probate. I wanted his truck, but a third cousin is asking for it. Does my being his kid give me any leverage in getting my dad's truck?? I'm being left out of most major decisions and I fear they will transfer that title before I can stop them.

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Jay E. Burrows
Jay E. Burrows
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Shelby, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: The personal representative is responsible to generate as much as possible from the sale of the truck. Tell the personal representative you are interested and you want to buy the truck. Being a beneficiary gets you not discount or leverage, but the personal representative might agree to have you take the truck as part of your inheritance if the 2 of you can agree on a price.

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