What can my three siblings I do to avoid adding my cousins on the deed to the home we grow up in? 2 Answers as of September 05, 2017

My mom passed away after my dad who died in 2009, but never took his name off the deed the estate is now in probate. My dad has two brothers who die after my dad so now his brother’s children have an interest in our family home. Mom’s intention was always to have dad’s name removed and had an attorney but she passed away before it was changed to her only. Mom paid the taxes for 8 years on her own.

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Irsfeld, Irsfeld & Younger LLP | Norman H. Green
Did either of your parents have wills? Assuming they did not, why would your cousins have any interest in your father's property? His heirs were your mother and his children, not his brothers or their children. Your mother's heirs are her children. Hire a lawyer, and administer your mother's estate.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/5/2017
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
They have no right to any ownership interest. When your father died, his portion of title would have passed to your mother/his wife and his children. On her death, if there is no Will, her interest passes to her children. His brothers have no right to inherit. You will need to probate both estates to get the title passed to you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/5/2017
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