Q: My step dad left me everything in his will. He has mortgage still but no other debt. What happens next?
My step dad has no kids and never married. He raised me since I was four and I’m now 33. He left everything in a will to me. He still owes on his home and has two harleys and a truck that are paid for. He has never filed taxes in his life and has always received a 1099 from his boss of 30+ years. He passed a week ago and I don’t know what to do next or what will happen to his home that I want or his stuff he owns. I have an attorney but he can’t see me for another week or so and I’m stressing over all of this. Does this will have to go thru probate and how long do I have to do the probate. Please help
Also I’m in Louisiana and do t know why Dallas Tx shows
How do you get title of a house that still has a mortgage owed on it? Also what about him not paying taxes all his life will the IRS hold me liable for his taxes not paid and will they take the house and land? What’s the difference in probate and succession?
A: Yes, you have to file a succession to get title to the house and vehicles. It also might have to be administered depending on the debts. Just in general, the process can take anywhere from several weeks to several months for most cases.
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