Q: G’mom died in Alabama. Two children: my father & his sister. My father died. Two children: me & brother. Aunt- none
How do I claim my portion of the property? My father left a will naming me and my brother as heirs. I am not sure if my grandmother, a widow, left a will. There are two houses and land. Everything is still in my grandmother’s name. My aunt stated her heirs are me, my brother and my two daughters. My brother is married with stepchildren.
A: You need to petition the probate court for letters of administration. You will have to bonded, so go to any insurance company and get bonded before applying. Then you file in the newspaper for any creditors and wait the six months to see if there are any. After that is when you can start transferring assets. I’d consult with a lawyer to do it because it can get complicated. Good luck.
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