Q: My husband passed away 18 months ago, without a will. We were married almost 21 years. We bought a mobile home in
We bought a mobile home only his name was on the title. I'm trying to sell the house now but was told by the realtor to contact a probate lawyer to see if I have the right to sell. The mortgage company has me sign a form starting I would be taking over the mortgage
A: Hello, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. If his name alone was on the title, then you may need to pursue a probate court action to get the mobile home titled in your name before you can sell or transfer title. If the total probate assets held in your husband's name are less than $50,000, there is a simplified method called Transfer by Affidavit that can be used. If the total assets subject to probate are more than $50,000, then you will need to open a probate court action to proceed. You can find more information on the forms you need on the Department of Safety and Professional Services website here: https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Programs/MH/Default.aspx
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