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My mom recently passed...

My mom recently passed and I am POD on her bank accounts and I am co-owner of her house and car - is any of that property considered part of a will?

Lawyer's Assistant: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Arizona

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

I have the titles for the home and the car and the bank account has already been deposited in my account

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

There is a will that predates my name being put on the bank account and the house and car

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Estate Law
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Thank you very much for your considerable patience on this. So, generally, any property that the deceased person has the title to, including all stocks, bonds, cash, real estate, business interests, and personal property, will be a part of their estate. In your case, you should look at your mother's will and determine if she made any distributions for the bank account, home, and car. If they aren't specifically mentioned, they're going to fall into the "residuary estate" which just basically means everything not specifically listed, but was owned by her at the time of her death.

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