Louisville, KY asked in Estate Planning, Collections and Probate for Indiana

Q: Have some questions regarding my late husband's estate. I'm the executor of his estate and am in need of a few answers..

My husband passed away going on 7 weeks now and In his will he left me the executor of the estate and left it up to me to choose what to do with everything. He was a family physician and I have already taken care of his practice and have sold it. But he left myself and my 2 children with a lot of debt. But with our property and his cars and assets he has we should be more than ok. Only thing is..is that he owes on 2 of the vehicles and I need to make a move now or risk getting them takin from me by creditors. I need to trade in the main vehicle with the highest debt owed because it would pay remaining loan amt & allow my son to get a vehicle without owing anything. I have his death certificate, his will. I've met with the attorney. But with probate, Since he left me the executor of his estate can I go ahead and make the move I need to & trade the vehicle in so I can pay the creditor off instead of risk loosing it entirely? 30-60 more days to wait I just don't have luxury to do sadly.

1 Lawyer Answer
Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Since you have already met with an attorney you should be asking your attorney these questions. Depending on what type of estate you have opened, your answer may vary.

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