Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
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You would set up an estate account here with an EIN number.It takes place of the social security number of the deceased.You would want to pay any claims here, taxes, and then you would have final distribution of all once you have sold them both and paid all the creditors, taxes, etc.
The houses are sold under the EIN number because the title company will issue a 1099 at end of year under the EIN number and you use it to pay taxes.The estate account uses it too.This allows you to account for everything in the estate here.You would not distribute funds until you are sure everything is paid off.
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You can get the EIN number here, title company will want it.
Any assets of the estate not used up would then be divided up at final distribution to the named legal heirs and their shares.The probate court decides who legal heirs and their shares are as part of probate.Anything left over in the estate gets distributed at final distribution here.
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