Greenbrier, AR asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Arkansas

Q: Mom passed away 2019.I bought & occupied home from her & took over mtg pmts 2006.Never transferred ownership.What to do?

My home burnt down in 2021, at which time the executor entered her will in probate.The fire ins policy was made out to mom & estate.My brother, executor of estate, acknowledges the proceeds go to me, but he says he has to pay moms back taxes out of fire ins proceeds before I get my money.Can anything be done?

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Nina Whitehurst
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  • Crossville, TN

A: Hire a probate attorney to probate your mom's estate and explain this to him or her and provide your evidence. You would essentially be making a claim against the estate to honor the contractual agreement.

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