Attleboro, MA asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Rhode Island

Q: Quit claim question. What the ownership status for a house that we inherited from our mother?

What is the ownership status for a house that we inherited from our mother? She passed away 20 years ago and my brother took control of her house but the two of us never followed through with the quit claim process. Do we legally own the house jointly?

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Andrew Bilodeau
Andrew Bilodeau
  • Probate Lawyer
  • West Warwick, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: You still have an ownership interest that you can assert. If a probate was never opened, one would need to be opened so that the property could be properly transferred to the rightful heirs. I would need more information - whether there was a will or a trust, and how the property was deeded prior to your mother's passing.

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