Detroit, MI asked in Probate for Michigan

Q: My mom died about two months ago in Michigan, and my sister went to Probate Court in Wayne County to live in my mom's ho

So the judge granted her the house, and I have a disabled brother that lives with my sister, the judge made her a representative of the house, so what do that means, can she sell the house since my name on it, my brother is disabled and I have guardianship of him, his name is on the house as well, I'm her sister and we have another brother as well.

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Trent Harris

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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Jackson, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: It sounds like your sister has been appointed personal representative of the estate. Whether your sister can sell the house depends on how the house was owned by you and your deceased mother, whether it was joint tenants with right of survivorship, or whether it was tenants in common. If it was tenants in common, then the house is an asset of your mother’s estate now. Without more information, it’s hard to help you further. You should talk to an attorney to find out more.

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