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-Could you explain your situation a little more?
How was the land owned e.g. was your mother a co-owner. You will need to look at the deed to ascertain whether she owned the property with her husband.
Did the husband's estate go through probate ? Did husband have a will ?
My father died in 1997 without a will. My mom was appointed the exectrixes of the extate. I don't know if it went through probate. All other property & vechicles were placed in her name. She did nothing about the land in FL. She has the orginal administrator's deed giving the land to my father - her name is XXXXX XXXXX that form. Thanks
If your father had no other children from a prior marriage then under NJ rules of intestacy you mother is the rightful owner of the land in Florida. Florida laws prevent an out of State executor from transferring property in Florida. A Florida Probate Lawyer must be engaged to complete the transfer of property. This is probably why the transfer was not done previously.
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