Shelby, NC asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for North Carolina

Q: Mama and Daddy passed with no will the house is still in Mama's name. There are 3 grown children there are back taxes

What can we do

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
David Ostrove
David Ostrove
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: NO WILL, then typically all assets go to the children in equal shares.

All liabilities, including taxes must be paid FIRST. Then, the remaining assets go to the children. If there are any predeceased children, then typically their heirs at law take their shares. Every state is not exactly the same. But, generally that's in general the way it works.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.