Sun City, AZ asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Arizona

Q: How do I claim my grandma's house without a will?

It's a complicated story. I've lived with my grandma since I was 10 days old, she claimed guardianship of me because her daughter was deemed unfit. My grandma passed in 12/2019 and I've still stayed here as I have nowhere else to go. I don't have friends and most of the family is spread out and keep to themselves. I've paid the taxes, bills and maintained the house since her passing and a while before that. I tried going to probate but that got shot down as me and my grandma's youngest son don't get along. Needed his signature, he wouldn't sign, shredded the paper. Lawyer at the time said without his signature theres nothing I can do. That was 3 years ago and now I'm trying to seek answers again. There's a lot more to the story but this is the shortest I could make it, I apologize.

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN

A: Hire a competent AZ lawyer to determine Heirship. If you are an Heir, then record an Affidavit of Heirship and file suit for Partition against the other owners.

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