Q: My mom died in 2010 and how do I get my mom's property in her name?
My mom died in 2010 and my dad has been staying on the property. My half sister (my dad's daughter)wants me to put half in her name. What should I legally do? (Squatter's rights?) My dad is terminal and will be dying soon and he has a girlfriend living on the property there and may want the property also. I want to put the property in my name and use it as a family heirloom so everyone can be happy? Can I do this?
A: You are going to need to hire a probate attorney to probate your mom's estate. Probate is the process by which the property of a decedent gets retitled. Who inherits the property depends on whether or not your mother had a will and whether or not the property was her separate property or community property. A probate attorney can review all the facts with you and give you more information on this.
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