Change title to house after death of father
My father died a couple of years ago leaving his estate, which consisted almost entirely of his residence, to his wife, (my stepmother). The house was held in joint tenancy. Is there some action she should take to put the house in her name only? Should she remove my fathers name from other joint accounts, such as credit cards, bank checking accounts, etc or is it OK to leave his name on the accounts even though he is dead?
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Re: Change title to house after death of father
Recording a death certificate makes the death of record, and for good measure I record an Affidavit of Survivorship. Accounts should be updatated, but that depends upon her circumstances.