What to do if my mom had a Will and left her property to my sister?

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What to do if my mom had a Will and left her property to my sister?

She never had the land put in her name. She would like to give it to my son. Will it be expensive to get the Will probated and have the ownership changed?

Asked on April 1, 2013 under Estate Planning, Ohio

Answers:

Victor Waid / Law Office of Victor Waid

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If in California, you may be able to do a small estate affidavit and petition for probate. Fees for the attorney are set by statute as a percentage of the value of the estate and will have to be paid out of the estate or by the beneficiaries directly plus statutory costs. I don't know your definition of expensive, but advise you seek the counsel of a probate lawyer to assist you.


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