Cartersville, GA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia

Q: Can you will a car to your wife and then to someone else after wife's death if wife had transferred title and ownership?

Man dies leaving car to his wife who then takes full ownership titling it in her name. Man also puts in will that upon wife's death his son is to have the car. If the car is legally the wife's now, is this even legitimate?? Does the son have a claim?

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Robert W. Hughes Jr.
Robert W. Hughes Jr.
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If the man willed his car to his wife, and she put the car in her name, she is free to do whatever she wishes with the car. She is not required to then pass the car along to the son.

Nina Whitehurst agrees with this answer

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