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My estranged husband committed suicide. He left a vehicle

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My estranged husband committed suicide. He left a vehicle which come to find out I'm the joint owner of. The problem is, that an old debt collector put a lien on the vehicle and pretty much laughed at me when I told them there was no estate. He died completely broke except for his truck which is a 2001, paid in full. Not sure what I can do, the title is lost, and I don't want the truck.
JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?
Customer: Florida and a 2001
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I have his death certificate
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just don't know how to get lein released and what to do next

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Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Online is fine

My condolences for your loss.

There is actually no legal requirement that you do anything.

You ave no legal obligation to probate an insolvent estate. If you do not care about the truck and the only issue is that there is a lien on it, you do not have to do anything and can use the truce any way you want or not use it.

You can give it to the creditor if you want and let them deal with the lost title.

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
I just can't sell it correct? Because if I do, then the person who buys it cannot register it?

Correct.

You can not convey clear title without a release of the lien.

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Thank you so much!! Have a good night!!

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