If my sister passed away and we lived in her home, canI remove my belonging from her home before her Will is probated?

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If my sister passed away and we lived in her home, canI remove my belonging from her home before her Will is probated?

Asked on February 26, 2012 under Estate Planning, Texas

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  Here is what you need to do.  Speak with the proposed executor or executrix about your intentions and then ask them to be present for a "walk through" to document that you did no damage and what you are taking,  Have them sign an acknowledgement that you took your belongings only and what was taken - even write the list as you go along if need be - and that you left the place broom clean and no damage.  Good luck.


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