Q: My father passed away March and he didn't have a will but he owned property
I have the original paperwork for the purchase of the property
A: If your father had other assets, you will need to file for an Administration in Surrogate's Court. However, if the property is the only asset, title to the property vests in the heirs by operation of law. Your interst in the property is determined based upon the other surviving relatives of your late father; however, many feel more comfortable having a deed prepared and filed to show their interest in the property.
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