Q: If I own a home that I paid the monthly mortgage payment directly to the owner and the owner was a close friend that die
Do I have to attend the probate court or can my lawyer represent me?
A: Generally speaking, probate matters do not actually go to court like you may be thinking. The clerk's office will handle much of the estate and potentially the estate will hire a lawyer to assist them. What you need to do is find out who the new owner(s) of the property are and where to send your checks going forward.
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