Galloway, OH asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Tennessee

Q: My father passed away and lived in TN. I live in Ohio. I have 3 titles i need to get transferred into my name.

OH title office is saying everything has to go through TN. Im the executor to the estate and per a family agreement I get them. What do i do?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If you are an Executor then someone has Probated your Father's Will. If no Probate, then the Will has no effect and you are not an Executor. Also where are the lands located? TN or Ohio? It sounds like you have went to a title company who wants a perfect TN Probate for your Father. Even if you recorded a cert copy of a Probated Will, it would make no difference to an Ohio property. You probably need to talk first to a competent Ohio attorney, not a title bunch. With no Probate, you may be able to file an Affidavit of Heirship for the Heirs source of title. Then you get the other Heirs to convey their interests over to you by Deed. One Deed for all properties will probably work.

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