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Do we need to get a lawyer to get the deed changed from my

deceased mother in laws to...
do we need to get a lawyer to get the deed changed from my deceased mother in laws to my husbands
JA: Where is the property located?
Customer: Raleigh NC
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: not yet
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Loren
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My condolences for your loss.

Is title currently and exclusively in your mother in law's name?

Has an estate been opened in probate?

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Is title currently and exclusively in your mother in law's name?

Has an estate been opened in probate?

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the title is in her name only and no probate has been started yet

Thank you for the additional information.

Yes, you would need to open an estate in probate to transfer the title to your husband.

Yes, a probate attorney should be retained to take care of the administration of the estate and transfer of the property.

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