we live in Mississippi. My mother had a will that specified that her paid for car be given to my brother and that her paid for home (value roughly 80,000$) be sold and the proceeds be split between the three adult children. There is no money in her checking account to pay for a probate process. How can we legally put the house up for sale now? She has been deceased since February and none of us have money to pay for a probate lawyer.
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Thank you for your question. Be sure to go ahead and bookmark www.nateanswers.com for future questions.The house cannot be sold with going through probate, which means you are going to need to have a probate lawyer. There are assets to be had (the house). I suggest you offer this to potential probate lawyers. Offer to give them a lien on the house for their fee. When the house sales, the lawyer will then get paid. That is something more lawyers would be agreeable to if you cannot afford to provide a retainer up front.Please remember to only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I am not paid unless I get a rating of 3 to 5 Stars/Smiley Faces. If I have helped you with your question, please give me an appropriate rating so that I get credit for helping you. Thank you, Nate
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