Georgetown, IN asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate for Indiana

Q: Dissolution of marriage was finalized 1 mo. before ex died. Document stated 2 vehicles were to be sold & profits split.

Vehicles were not sold before death. One truck was in wife’s name and other was in both. Does the truck default back to the title holder on death of ex-husband or does it still need to be sold and split? What about truck in both names or does it default back to surviving title holder?

1 Lawyer Answer
Steven J. Fromm
Steven J. Fromm
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA

A: If you have a signed property settlement agreement that would be controlling. Ultimately, the proceeds of both sales are split between the wife and the ex-husband's estate.

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