Q: The electric company will not turn on service. I showed them a will. The house goes to us 3 daughters.
I am one but they will not turn on service even through I'm on oxygen at night. The excudar is my one sister that is still alive. They want her to sign a document saying whe is the owner and I am a tenant. She refused to sign anything. I am in the process of doing the title transfer but in the mean time they refuse me services it is very hot and I have no electricity to run my oxygen. What can I do besides wait for the title to go through which can take 3 weeks. I am listed on the will as owner but they won't except that. I'm told that due to it not going through probate that the will don't even matter
A: If the will is not probated it has no effect, including sister not being an executor. If no will then you might be an heir, so a recorded Affidavit of Heirship might help (both as a source of title and to get the power in your name). Hire an attorney to determine heirship and draft an Affidavit. Someone has to pay taxes and insurance, and the Deed of Trust if one exists. Partition Sale may be necessary.
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