Syracuse, NY asked in Estate Planning for Nevada

Q: My mother died in Nevada. We owned her home together as a "community property." I live in New York.

There is less than 15000 of other assets and the house is worth about 200,000. What steps do I need to take to be able to sell the house. She had a will, I am executor.

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Delwyn E. Webber
Delwyn E. Webber
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: Firstly, sorry for your loss.

You mentioned that you own the property as 'community property' - did you mean 'joint tenants'? If you are joint tenants then the property will revert to the surviving joint tenant(s) upon recording of an Affidavit Terminating the Joint Tenancy.

Although you provided no information regarding the other assets, typically if they are less than $25,000 they should be able to be transferred pursuant to a small estate affidavit.

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