Welcome! Thank you for your question.
Unfortunately the lawyer that you spoke with is absolutely correct. Unless you are the surviving spouse, there is no survivorship
right with regard to auto titles in Mass. This means that automobiles will not transfer to the survivor automatically. The only way to transfer title to the automobile is to open an estate with the probate
court and get the probate court's authority to transfer title. You can go to the probate court where the original administration
took place to see if they will help you file the forms necessary to get authority to transfer title.
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