Philadelphia, PA asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Probate for New Jersey

Q: Both of my parents died. My stepdad was the last to pass away. He typed up a last testament and left the three propertie

Both of my parents died. My stepdad was the last to pass away. He typed up a last testament and left the three properties and left it to my relative. Which isn't related to him. My mom had a will drawn up from an attorney years ago. It states that I'm her executor. I probated her will after my step-dad past. He refused to give me my moms will when she died. So after a week later my dad's executor probated his last will and testament. Then I probated my moms will. Now the house my parents have has three properties and pays three property taxes which is listed under one deed and it's surviorship. The bought the house before they got married. So my question is the house went to estate of my stepdad and the other two properties are in my moms maiden name and dad's name. So does the two lands which is a vacant lot and the other one is a separate farm garage. Does the vacant lot and the farm garage still consider surviorship or not.

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Leonard R. Boyer
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  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: This is not the type of question that can be answered in a forum like this. This case will be one that an attorney would charge about an hour of time to review all the documents and provide you with your options and an understanding of what has happened. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price. With modern technology, you can be represented by any high-quality attorney in New Jersey irrespective of geography. Good luck.

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