I would like to know, when a person or persons passes away, and a third party, (myself) had been added to the deed of trust
on their property, is it necessary as long as Iam still alive to go into probate? My sister and brother in law are both past on, the last was my sister who past 2 yrs ago this past Sept. I thought because Iam on the deed of trust as a surviving owner, that I didn't need to have the property put in my name alone, is this true or not? Also My sister and I had a life insurance policy each to help financially, after one or the other of us were gone, since who ever past first would lose the help of the others income. So my question is also, did it need to go to probate, and if so is there a statue of limitation on a probate? She did have a will, leaving everything to me, since we supported each other...I hope I made this clear.
JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: like what kind of paper work?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that it sums it up. also we were not ever behind in taxes. we both had and have good credit.