Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in California

Granddaughter inherited house, I am daughter of deceased. Granddaughter selling house, title company asks for my written consent. Why?

Asked on 2/11/11, 7:18 pm

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Robert F. Cohen Law Office of Robert F. Cohen
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If she's a minor, she would be unable to enter into a contract, as it is voidable.

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Answered on 2/11/11, 7:21 pm
Grenville Pridham Law Office of Grenville Pridham
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Ask the title company why they want your written consent. I can only guess that they want to ensure that title is clear and that no cloud could be put on the title by a will contest by persons who might have otherwise been beneficiaries of the decedent.

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Answered on 2/11/11, 9:20 pm
George Shers Law Offices of Georges H. Shers
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I think Mr. Pridham is correct. Since children of the deceased normally inherit, especially if there is a successful challenge to the Will. They want to be sure that someone who might possibly have an interest in the property will not object to the sale.

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Answered on 2/11/11, 10:14 pm

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