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If a person inherits a car do they have to wait for probate

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If a person inherits a car do they have to wait for probate before that car can be sold? What if the vehicle is traded rather than sold for cash which could go to the estate?
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The executor must apply for probate.

This is the process whereby the Court recognizes the Will as being valid and recognizes the powers of the executor.

When that happens the executor is then free to deal with the assets.

Let me know if you need any further clarification.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hopefully part of the same question. Is there exceptions? When my mother passed away we were able to sell one of her properties to pay her taxes for that year that came payable while awaiting probate. Is that because it was payable to the Government or is it considered an exemption due to tax date requirements?

I am not talking about the whole process being completed.

I just mean the initial application.

It can be done in a matter of days.