My sisters and I and our Mother owned Mother's house jointly with right of survivorship. My mother died last April so now the house is owned by us sisters. Do we have to go through probate in order to sell the house? The house is in Pennsylvania.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Condolences on your loss.
You do not have to go through probate to sell the house, it automatically passed to you and your sisters upon your mother's death. At settlement, the buyer's title insurance company will probably want to see the death certificate, but that should be all.
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