Denver, CO asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Missouri

Q: My Big Brother Todd Passed Away April 8,2023 My Other Brother and I Took Todd off of Life Support! WE All Thought I Was

Beneficiary But We Cannot Find the Paperwork We Do Have a Bank Statement That Puts Me as POD Does That Keep The House out of Probate and How Would I Get it in My Name I Have No Clue

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Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Springfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: I am very sorry for your loss. You really need to consult a probate attorney to get the big picture on Todd's estate, particularly since you are unable to locate a will. Generally speaking, the POD account transfers to you automatically. But that has nothing to do with any real estate he owned. To transfer real estate you will have to start a probate. A probate attorney in your area can help you through that process.

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