Q: My Grandma passed, acouple months ago before she died she signed the title/deed over to my mom & aunt is probate needed
My Grandmother passed away recently. Acouple of months ago my mom and aunt got the deed/title notitorize and put into there name. The title company is saying it has to go to probate...but no one is contesting and grandmother was of sound mind, my mom, and 2 aunts are the named in the will, their brother died years ago(death certificate provided), and 1 aunt even sign docs saying she is ok with not being on the deed. The title company gave a probate numbe, and i looked it up with arizona supreme court no record comes back. Also the title company will not give the name of the probate lawyer to my mom and wont give it to my moms lawyer.....
Is probate needed or are they just trying to get more money?
A: It is difficult to say how this might be resolved without more information. You should contact an attorney, and the attorney can review the deed history and title commitment from the title company. It sounds like the house was not wholly or properly transferred from your grandma to her kids. In which case, a probate may be needed to correct the transfer regardless of whether the family is in agreement as to the distribution.
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