My mother and father brought a car together and she died before it was paid off. My father ask me after her death, if I would pay the car notes upon final payment, he would sign the title over to me. I paid the final payment and when the title came in, it had both my dad and mom on it. My mother did not have a probated will and she had one child before marrying my mom. What do we do to get the title in my name, we live in two different counties, both in texas
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Thank you for your question. I will do my best to assist you with your concerns. If you would like me to clarify my answer, I will be happy to do so.If I may ask just two questions, please. First, your father is still living, correct? Second, is the title listing the names with an 'AND' between the names, or with an 'OR' between the names? Please advise.
My father is living and the title does not read and or or it only has his name first and her name under his
Thank you for your follow-up, Sue.The reason I asked about whether or not the title had an 'OR' between the names is because under such a title either title holder would be able to sign off without the other party consenting, and would have made the process far easier. Otherwise you would need to contact the DMV in the state where the vehicle is registered and request a replacement title solely in the name of the father. Once that is obtained, your father would be able to simply sign it over to you and you would be able to then record it under your name. Depending on the state the DMV may request a copy of the death certificate as proof of death, and then they would be able to reissue the title just under your father's name.Good luck.
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