Germantown, MD asked in Estate Planning for Kentucky

Q: Mom passed away suddenly and without a will. Am I legally able to live in her house being her administrator?

Not only am I her administrator, im her only child and she has no surviving spouse. Can I live in her house if I make mortgage payments? Does the mortgage have to be in my name? And can credit card companies send her debts to collections and try to force me to sell the house just for a 4,000 debt? She owns not very valuable cars and most of her household items were destroyed. I explained this to them and they advised me to sell the house - which preferably I would like to not do.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Same answer as other question.

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