Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in New Jersey

I'm married and my wife is my sole heir in my will. We have two automobiles, both of which are in my name. If I die will she be able to use those cars before the will is probated?

Asked on 9/15/11, 5:50 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Larry Raiken Larry S Raiken LLC

She will be able to use them but be able to title them in her name.

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Answered on 9/15/11, 8:13 am
Walter LeVine Walter D. LeVine, Esq.

I agree that she can use them. Ownership is in your estate until your Executor transfers title to the intended new owner.

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Answered on 9/15/11, 9:14 am
Miriam Jacobson Law Offices of Miriam N. Jacobson

Only if she has a driver's license.

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Answered on 9/15/11, 9:35 am


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