Jackson Heights, NY asked in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Probate for Colorado

Q: How does the Seller clear title so they can sell me their vacant land in Colorado?

The situation is as follows:

1) Husband and Wife (A & B) are owners on a Colorado vacant land property (joint tenants)

2) A dies

3) B dies 6 months later

4) B's estate is currently going through probate in Wyoming. B did not remove A's name from the property while living, so it still shows that A & B own it.

5) B's son is the Executor of her estate and is looking to sell the property.

How does B's son clear title on the property so they can sell me the property?

What other information would you need to answer this question?

Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer

Timothy Canty

Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Evergreen, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: B's son will have to open an ancillary probate in Colorado. Then he can record A's death certificate, a certified copy of the Colorado Letters and a Personal Representative deed to you. A's interest evaporates upon death and B's estate has the right to convey the estate property.

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