what happens when your parent passes away but did not leave a will or estate planning. I have been living in the house. And paying the taxes on the house years after the death. I do have one other brother that is living. But when I pass away, I'm wanting my children to be able to stay in the house. Being that is the only home they know. Will that be possible. But will all the rest of my mother & father's grandchildren live in the house instead. What I need to know is, what do I need to do now to getthe house in my name. Or would it be better for me & my living brother to go ahead and sell this house and split the money. If so how do I go about that?