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My parents died and left me a will stating every thing goes

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my parents died and left me a will stating every thing goes to me how do iI get the deed to the house in my name ?
JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: New York City Of Schenectady In the County Of Schenectady
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: The wills my mother and father had made
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: not sure
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  LegalGems replied 4 months ago.

Hello! I will be reviewing your question and posting a response momentarily; if you have any follow up questions please respond here. Thanks!

Expert:  LegalGems replied 4 months ago.

My sympathies for your loss;

when a person passes and leaves their property via will, it is necessary to probate the property in surrogate court; this is the process:

The personal representative (an interested party) can petition the court to be appointed and they will be issued "letters testamentary" and then that person can gather and distribute decedent's assets per the will.

The executor will have the ability to execute an executor's deed which will put the property in the heir's name; here is a sample deed:

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