Q: Wife owned land in FL but lived & died in MO. MO Probate Court states I am heir to the land. How do I get a name change?
My wife, a resident of Kansas City, Missouri passed while owning property in Marianna, Florida.
The property appraiser's website reflects her property has a market value of $1,665. My wife had $20,000 in a Trust Account. My wife could not have children and does not have any other beneficiaries except myself as stated in her last will and testament.
My wife had an outstanding loan owing when she passed, but I have paid off that debt and also all her funeral expenses.
The Court in Clay County Missouri, the County I filed for probate ruled I am heir to all of my wife's property.
How do transfer the land ownership from her name to mine?
A: You will need to file an ancillary probate in Florida. Once that is complete, you will be able to transfer the property from your wife's estate into your name. Schedule a free consultation to make sure all of the details of the ancillary probate are covered.
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A: I am very sorry for your loss on the passing of your wife, please accept my condolences for you and your family. I would encourage you to check the deed of the property, based on how the property is held, you may be able to just record a death certificate if you had/have rights of survivorship. If not, you are dealing with a Florida Ancillary Probate, you will most likely need a Florida Probate Attorney, if the property is just $1665 in value, you may have an uphill struggle with cost if you need a Florida Probate Attorney, the filings and legal work will likely cost you more than the property is worth (that is my sense), Any assets in another state must be probated by that state's probate court most always in addition to the domicile/resident state ( Here Missouri).
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