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my mother made a will, my mother willed her house and property

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my mother made a will, my mother willed her house and property to me. my mother passed away a few days ago. I have a sister that says she put her name on my mothers house 10 years ago so now her name is XXXXX XXXXX deed. Is the will my mother made still valid? I live in Southern California

Good evening. Your mother's will can only dictate what happens to property your mother owned at death. If she had already given all or a portion of the house away prior to death, then only the portion that she continued to own at her death will pass pursuant to the terms of the will.



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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I would like to know what kind of attorney do I need to help me with the will or can I use a paralegal?
You would use a probate and estate lawyer. But, your lawyer can have his/her legal assistant do most of the work to keep your expenses down.

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