Stockton, CA asked in Foreclosure, Collections, Landlord - Tenant and Probate for California

Q: My Grandparents died. Their house sold and there's money to be dispersed but my mother died. How do I claim that?

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: YOU NEED TO FIND OUT IF YOU MOTHER HAD A WILL. IF SHE DID NOT AND YOU ARE THE ONLY SON, THEN YOU HAVE TO GET HER DEATH CERTIFICATE AND ASK THE PROBATE COURT TO APPOINT YOU HER ADMINISTRATOR. THEN, WITH THE COURT LETTERS YOU CONTACT THE BANK OR TITLE HOUSE THAT HAS YOUR MOTHER'S MONEY AND ASK THAT THE FUNDS BE ISSUED TO YOUR MOTHER'S ESTATE FOR DISTRIBUTION. IF THERE ARE SUBSTANTIAL FUNDS, BETTER RETAIN AN ATTORNEY. BEST OF LUCK.

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