Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in New York

My father passed away in February, and I continued to drive his car registered in his name (my only car, I am a 22 year old recent college graduate). I am now being told that in the next coming months, I will have to actually buy the car from his estate (an estate that will be under my full control when I turn 25). Either that, or the car can be liquidated and that money would go into the estate. I am just not so sure how this is logical - given that my father named me sole beneficiary in his will. Is there any way to prevent this from happening?

Asked on 9/11/13, 7:15 pm

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David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.
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Has the estate gone to probate? If so, the car should be given to you by the Executor per the will. You must register it in your name.

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Answered on 9/12/13, 4:23 am

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