Knoxville, TN asked in Probate for Tennessee

Q: How do I update home title. How do I find out how title is held and whether it needs to be part of the probate. My name

is on DEED.

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Nina Whitehurst
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Typically a home title is "updated" using a deed, but the proper method depends on the reason for the "update".

A real estate attorney or title company can help you research how title is held. Regarding probate, your question is unclear.

You refer to "the" probate, but we really do not know what that means. Has an owner died? If so, the question as to whether the real estate needs to be part of the probate depends on whether there are any co-owners and, if there are, how title was held, whether the owner had a will and, if so, what the will says about real estate, and whether or not the estate is solvent without including the real estate.

If an owner has not died (yet), then what you have is an estate planning project. An experienced estate planning attorney can help you sort out the best way to arrange your estate to satisfy your estate planning goals.

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