My grandmother died a year and half ago. I am now living in her house in which my mother is over the whole estate, The only thing is that their is not a will. my grandmother had a freeze on her prperty so she did not have to pay taxes. I am worried that my mom did not change the house into her house what will happen.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:44 AM on Mar. 23, 2010 in Money & Work
Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:39 AM on Mar. 24, 2010
Sorry, I've never heard of a "madallion" but I think I may not what you're referring to. When a person's estate is formally probated in court, whoever is named as Executor of the deceased persons estate is given what is called "Letters of Office". It's basically a piece of paper which designates who the Executor is and it has a gold seal at the bottom. I'm assuming that is what you're calling a medallion. It's standard practice to need Letters of Office to change a deed. Think of it this way, if it wasn't required, anyone could waltz in and change the deed of a deceased person's home to them. It's a way of proving that it's being done legally. Hope this helps. BTW, you can probate an estate on your own without hiring an attorney but the paperwork gets a little tricky. I'd recommend that your Mom get a free consultation with a probate attorney to see how much it will cost and then go from there.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Mar. 27, 2010
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