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Thank you for the information you sent. Additional question:
Is the purpose and use of the Affidavit of Heirship limited only to the property on the affidavit?
I ask because my father died recently and at the suggestion of a friend, we obtained an Affidavit of Heirship for my mother. So does this document simply confirm that she is now the heir to the property they owned together. We are interested in knowing if we can use this document for any other purpose.
Is the purpose and use of the Affidavit of Heirship limited only to the property on the affidavit? So does this document simply confirm that she is now the heir to the property they owned together.
Yes, the Affidavit is strictly for the purpose of transferring the assets of the deceased to the heirs at law if there is no will.
But if mother owned property with father and was on the deed, then she would become the sole owner instantly if they owned it as joint tenants on the deed. But if father had real estate or personal property in his name only, the Affidavit would list the heirs at law so as to show who would be entitled to inherit.
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