How to transfer land deed that was bequeathed to my son after the owner's death? 9 Answers as of March 31, 2015

My son was named in a will to receive property or monies after the death of the owner(s). What does he need to do to have the property put in his name. The decedent lived in California and the property willed to my son is in Colorado.

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Law Office Of Victor Waid
Law Office Of Victor Waid | Victor Waid
Son needs to contact a probate attorney in the county where the property is located in Colorado or where the decedent died, to commence a probate proceeding to obtain an order transferring title to the property to him pursuant to the terms of the will.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/31/2015
Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
You may need to open a probate proceeding in Cal. and an ancillary probate in Colorado; it will depend on value. See a Cal. lawyer who specializes in probate.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/31/2015
Law Offices of Robert P Bergman
Law Offices of Robert P Bergman | Robert P. Bergman
You will likely need to do a probate in Colorado using the California will. An attorney in Colorado will be needed to assist in this.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/30/2015
Irsfeld, Irsfeld & Younger LLP | Norman H. Green
Contact a Colorado lawyer.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/30/2015
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Attorney & Counselor at Law | John Hugger
Where did the decedent reside at the time of his death. A probate for that state will need to be opened and if the state is not Colorado where the probate is opened than an ancillary proceeding will need to be opened in Colorado so that a Personal Representative's Deed may be executed to put the property into your son's name (if he is an adult). Consult an attorney in the state where the decedent resided when he died. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 3/30/2015
    Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
    He probably needs to open probate in both states as Colorado will not change the title of property in its own state. He should call an estate attorney in Colorado to verify that and see now much it will cost him to get the title change.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 3/30/2015
    Dave Rich | Dave Rich
    You will need to open probate in Colorado. If there was not probate opened in California, you need to open probate here. If probate was opened in California, you would need to do what is called ancillary probate here. Once probate is open, you can transfer the property with a personal representative?s deed. We can help with this if you want to give us a call to discuss.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 3/30/2015
    Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C.
    Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C. | Bernard H. Greenberg
    Here is what is necessary: 1. Probate must be opened in California. 2. An ancillary probate proceeding will then be opened for the Colorado property in Colorado. Contact an attorney who specializes in estate administration for further assistance.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 3/30/2015
    James Law Group
    James Law Group | Christine James
    Contact a Colorado attorney and see if probate is required.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 3/30/2015
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