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Mother died, the house was in her name ,no will, only living

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Mother died, the house was in her name ,no will, only living relative is a adult daughter. What happens to the house.   I live in the house now. I pay all the expenses related to house including taxes.

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.

Is the house worth over $100,000?

Are you the daughter?

 

Is there a mortgage?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No mortgage paid in full. I am the daughter..Not sure of the worth. Its a old frame house built in 1909. Two family house, full unfinished basement, two car garage. I would say its only worth maybe 85,000. Its got vinyl siding on it the inside needs updating. My parents bought it in the 60's.

Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.
There will not be any Estate tax but you will have to file a probate case to gain clear title to the real estate, see
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/illinois-probate-an-overview.html

The Illinois intestacy laws are summarized at
http://www.mystatewill.com/statutes/il_law.htm
and some other information is posted at
http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.dsp_content&contentID=2414

You can get a free consultation from some of the probate lawyers listed by location at
http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practicestate/Probate-&-Estate-Administration/Illinois

Please follow up on this with a local attorney.
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