What to do if my brother died without a Will but everything, with the exception of his except cars, is POD/TOD to me as his beneficiary?

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What to do if my brother died without a Will but everything, with the exception of his except cars, is POD/TOD to me as his beneficiary?

I need something from court so I can administer the estate. Can I get something from a court in my state or does it have to be from the one in which he died? What type of document do I need?

Asked on May 15, 2015 under Estate Planning, Missouri

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  So you need to be able to transfer the cars, correct?  Depending on the value they probably meet the small estate proceeding criteria. But yes, you need to apply for a small estate proceeding in the state in which he lived and more specifically, in the county in which he resided at the time of his death.  Good luck.


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