DearCustomer- You cannot obtain a POA for a deceased person. The boat will have to be sold through the estate of your father in law. If there was no estate opened when he died someone will have to open one. The boat will pass according to his will or, if he died intestate it will go according to state law.
No - it means that when someone dies their property goes into their estate and is distributed according to their will. If they don't have a will then the property goes according to state laws on intestate succession. You are not going to be able to sell the boat until it goes through the probate process.
but if i sell it for cash and no need to go through the bank, will i still need poa?
The problem is how to get the title transfered. You can sell it for cash but the new owner will still have a title in your father in law's name.
ic, i will have to contact dmv to make sure if they need POA for tranfering a title.
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