a house was left to me and my sister. parents had a mortgage. we need to put house in our names, are we still responsible to pay mortgage?
1 Answer from Attorneys
You and your sister didn't sign the note (I assume), so you aren't legally responsible for paying the mortgage. However, the note is still secured by the mortgage on the house, so if somebody (you) doesn't pay it, the bank will foreclose, no matter whose name the house is in. (Come on! You didn't really think you could just walk away and screw the bank, did you?) You're going to have to probate the estate to get the house in your names. We can help with that.