Miami, FL asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Florida

Q: Both my parents died 8-9 yrs ago. They left no will & they also left a house. I've lived in the house since.

I've taken care of property maintenance and pay property taxes. What can I do. Thanks

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Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
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  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: What can you do about what? What's the issue?

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

A: If you want to be the owner of the house, it sounds like you will need to do probate to transfer the house into your name and any heirs that may be entitled to it. You need to talk to a probate attorney to see how to move forward. Out firm offers free consultations.

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

A: If you are the sole heir of your parents you would be entitled to 100% ownership of the house via a probate. If you have siblings then you would be entitled to a portion of the house. First step will be to hire a probate attorney in your area to evaluate the matter and file the appropriate probate action.

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