Q: A home was purchased in Sally's name. Sally died last year. Sally's husband did not transfer the deed to his name
He died recently. How should the sale of the property be handled? (I am the executor of the spouse that died recently)
A: An estate must be opened for Sally. The Executor/Administrator of her estate would sell the property, if there was no Will that specifically left the property to the husband. The proceeds of the sale would then pass according to her Will, if there was one, or under the PA Intestate Act, if there was no Will. Any proceeds coming into the husband’s estate would be distributed per his Will.
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