Q: My father passed with no will and unmarried, leaving 4 children. What do we do?
I am the eldest and my father did own his house flat out. He did not have a lot of money, the house is not worth a lot and he had some debt.
how do I file to become the executor and get the deed transferred over so I can sell it and split it between my siblings?
A: You would be wise to consult a local attorney to review the facts, debts, and assets. Regarding the real property, one option is to file an affidavit of heirship into the property record to show ownership. If he has other assets/debts, you may still want to open a small estate and obtain letters testamentary so that you can handle his business.
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