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They were married when they bought the house but the Shelby County Court Clerk can't seem to tell me if the deed is a joint tenancy or tenancy in common. My sister took them to an attorney in SC to get a Will and that attorney advised them to get a new deed written up in TN where it specifies if one person dies, the other gets the property without going to probate. My sister seems to think they have to travel here, in their 90s, to do this. I don't understand why the attorney didn't tell them they could retain a Memphis lawyer to rewrite the deed and register it. Also, I have no knowledge if the Will specifies who the house goes to upon their death. It's probably just a general Will. It lists my sister as #1 executor and me #2 and my brother #3. She told me I would have to go to probate and I told her I could refuse to do that. Unfortunately, my parents have made me ill all these years here and all of their abuse and they could care less about heirs. We have to pay for their funeral and burial too.
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