Q: My grandmother died and owes on her mortgage. Could you tell me the process of me being the successor of the property?
We were living with her when she died but without the deed we can't get water in our name and we can't pay mortgage payments without them giving us the account info
A: You can check the county real estate records to get a copy of the deed. A family member will have to file her will in the probate court to be appointed executor, or if she had no will, apply to be appointed administrator of her estate, who will then have legal authority to deal with her finances, mortgage, utility accounts, etc. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney to review the situation and advise you how to proceed with the probate process.
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