When a loved one dies, their estate, including their house, must go through probate. Probate is a court-supervised procedure that distributes the assets of the estate and pays off any liabilities of the deceased person. A deceased person’s home may be sold by the estate to pay off liabilities or it could be passed to a beneficiary or heir. If the deceased has left behind a last will and testament, that will be used to determine who will inherit any assets, such as the house.
If there is no will, the person to receive the house will be determined by the intestacy laws of the state where the deceased lived at the time of their death, as well as the intestacy laws of any other state where the deceased owned property. If you believe you are entitled to any property you should call a lawyer for assistance.
Attorney West Seattle, P.S. has been helping people in West Seattle for several years with the distribution of property after a person’s death. Call us today for a free consultation.
Attorney West Seattle, P.S.’s phone number is (206) 745 3738.