Dallas, TX asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Collections and Probate for Arkansas

Q: How do I pay my deceased mom's debts?

My mom recently passed and I don't have the money pay her debts until/unless I can sell her house. I know her estate is fits within the guidelines of a small estate. I have 3 other siblings too. I'm just not sure of the process in Arkansas.

1 Lawyer Answer
Brandon M Haubert
Brandon M Haubert
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: You most likely need to speak to a lawyer. Even if the house fits, you may have issues with title once you try to sell. A lot of title companies will require the house to be probated even if it fits within the small estate guidelines.

You should speak to a lawyer about the debts owed and the assets of the estate to figure out the best course of action.

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