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Hello I was wondering, what type of form or legal document do I need for the following situation: my son and his girlfriend are taking over payments for my dying cousin's trailer. The have been added as users to his finance company's account. The finance company manager said that once it's paid off, the title be changed to their names. But we need a document so that my dying cousin can sign.

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Texas

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Have been added to the mortgage account as users

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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 2 months ago
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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 2 months ago

If your cousin is dying and wants to leave the trailer to your son and his girlfriend, being added as users to the account is simply not enough. That just means they'll pay a bunch of money and may get nothing for it. The finance company manager is just plain wrong... paying off someone's asset does not make that asset yours. The only way to make the asset yours is to have the person that owns it transfer ownership to the property now, at any point before their death, or in a will. But paying for an asset now without any assurances that you will own it... well... you're definitely taking a risk. Please let me know if that answers your question. If you don't need any additional information, if you wouldn't mind could you please take a moment to submit a rating. It DOES NOT cost you anything extra and it allows me to get credit for helping you. Sometimes people aren't aware that experts don't get any credit for the time and effort that we spend on our answers unless you rate it positively. 5 STARS is always appreciated! You can still ask follow up questions after rating - and of course please ask if you need clarification to anything I've written. There may be some lag in my response time if you follow up with additional questions. It just means I'm working with someone else but I will ALWAYS come back an answer your questions when I'm done.

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