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If a Vehicle is registration is in the decieced name at time of death.Is that part of the estate?

Lawyer's Assistant: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?

GA

Lawyer's Assistant: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?

Vehicle registration Was in My mothers name at time of death. My sister put it in her name 2 weeks later.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

My sister and i are both co-excuters

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Estate Law
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Estate Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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Estate Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Hello,

Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

If the vehicle was in your mother's name at the time of her death then YES the vehicle is part of the Estate and must be accounted for.

The Title of the Vehicle is what controls. Normally the name of the person on the Registration and on the Title are the same person.

Georgia does allow for the transfer of a vehicle at death in a simplified manner so that it need not go through probate - BUT the value of the vehicle must be accounted for. If your sister took the vehicle then she owes the estate the value of the Vehicle.

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