My husband passed away, house and car in both our names, what should I do
2 Answers from Attorneys
I recommend you consult with a probate attorney to ensure the assets are truly titled as husband and wife. Also, an attorney can ask questions to determine if there are other assets that need to be administered, etc. If the house and car are truly the only assets you need transferred into your name, you can bring a certified death certificate to the property recorder's office and one to the DMV.
If the house is jointly titled as tenants by the entirety or joint tenants with right of survivorship, you don’t need to do anything (title of house passes to you by operation of law, if you want to sell it, you’ll just record the death certificate).
As far as the car, see an article I wrote on the subject.
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