Atlanta, GA asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Probate for Georgia

Q: My grandma and boyfriend were buying a house together she died who does the house go to.( It still has payments left)

She had no will

1 Lawyer Answer
John W. Chambers Jr
John W. Chambers Jr
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The answer depends on whether the house was owned by them as joint tenants with survivorship or as tenants in common. If owned by them as joint tenants with survivorship, her interest would have passed to the co-owner. If it was owned by them as tenants in common, her interest would pass to her heirs if she did not have a will. In either case, if the property secures indebtedness, it would be subject to such indebtedness. This response is intended to provide general information, and not legal advice about this particular matter. I recommend that you consult with a probate attorney.

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