Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Florida

Q: Who do I call to get property in my deceased grandfather's name put into my grandmother's name, his wife?

My grandfather passed away this morning and my house, that he bought for me, is still in his name. But my grandmother, his wife, is still alive and well. Me and my grandmother was wondering who we contact to get the house put in her name or mine.

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Mr. Long H. Duong
Mr. Long H. Duong
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You'll likely need to contact a Florida probate attorney assuming the property is in Florida.

The court will only directly distribute the property in your name if there is a Will that directs that distribution. Otherwise, your grandmother will need to consent to distributing the property to you. There are many other things to consider as well, so you'd be wise to consult an attorney to discuss your options.

John Richert
John Richert
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Unfortunately from your question it sounds like the house is going to need to be probated for it to be transferred to you. When someone passes away, their property usually needs to go through probate in order for it to be transferred to anyone else, including through a will.

Contact a Florida probate attorney and the attorney can advise you about what will need to be done to complete the transfer. Our office handles probate cases so you can contact our office through my profile if you wish.

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You need to consult with a probate attorney. I suggest that it be one who has an office in the county where your grandfathers property is located as he or she will be very familiar with how the probate judge wants things done.

Sabina Tomshinsky
Sabina Tomshinsky
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You would need to contact a probate attorney so that all the probate assets can be ascertained and a course of action determined. Based on your post, a probate action would have to be opened to transfer title to the beneficiary or the decedent's heir, if your grandfather passed away without a will. All the best.

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Mark Siegel
Mark Siegel
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: His estate needs to be probated. Call an attorney with probate experience.

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