Asked in Family Law and Probate for North Carolina

Q: My sister and I own a house in North Carolina. My sister passed away. Do her children have any ownership in house.

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN

A: Hire a NC attorney to search the title. It is very possible that both of you owned as Tenants In Common, such that her issue take her one/half interest as Heirs.

Mr. Albert Loch Saslow
Mr. Albert Loch Saslow
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  • Greensboro, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Mr. Avery already accurately answered your question. As he indicated, the rights of your nieces/nephews is going to depend on the exact wording of the deed. It is possible that you own the house outright, but equally possible that you now share it with her kids. Pay for a brief consultation with a local real property attorney, and you should get your question answered.

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