Property and inheritance
My father died in July 2014 his estate was never settled? the deed to his properties list both his and my mothers names, as simple fee. How does the land / property transfer if he was intestate ? Does my Mother become sole owner ? Can she quit claim the property to the Adult children without going through Probate ?
1 Answer from Attorneys
If the deed is titled in their names as "joint tenants with right of survivorship," then she would own the property by herself automatically upon his death. If not, someone would need to be appointed as the administrator of the estate and the real estate transferred in accordance with the will or, if no will, Georgia law.