I am the personal representative of my late mother. She left her house to my brother. The property is in Maryland. How do I go about transferring title to my brother?
JA: The Estate
Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Estate Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.
Customer: The real estate is in Maryland. I need to make out a new deed so that the property is in my brother's name. Should I use a quitclaim deed and fill it out with myself as personal representative acting as the Grantor? Or do I need to get a personal representative's deed, whatever that is?
JA: OK. The Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Is there anything else the Estate Lawyer should be aware of?
Customer: The property deed lists my father and mother as owners; the deed dates from 1959. My father died in 2003, my mother in 2012. The house is in Prince George's County. My brother has been living in it for the last 20 years. In the will, the bequest to my brother is the first thing listed; after that bequest, the rest of the property is divided between my brother, myself and my two sisters.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.