What should I do if dad owns 4 homes, 3 of which have tenants in them and there is no will? 9 Answers as of April 23, 2014

My dad just passed. He had no wife and no other children.

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Irsfeld, Irsfeld & Younger LLP | Norman H. Green
Get a lawyer. File a petition for probate. You presumably get it all. You may need also to petition for letters of special administration, so you can collect rent checks, pay expenses, open a bank account, etc.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/23/2014
Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
See a probate lawyer; you will have to go through probate to get title.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/23/2014
Danville Law Group | Scott Jordan
Hire a local probate attorney for assistance. If you cannot find an attorney, call the local county bar association for a referral.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/22/2014
Law Office Of Victor Waid
Law Office Of Victor Waid | Victor Waid
Obtain the services of a probate attorney to file a petition to probate dad's estate to obtain the titles to the properties in your name, and collect the rents for the estate until final distribution to you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/22/2014
Law Office of Patricia A. Simmons
Law Office of Patricia A. Simmons | Patrica A Simmons
You should contact a probate attorney immediately to initiate probate proceedings. In addition, you will need to be appointed by the court, so that the tenants will continue to pay their rent to the estate. The estate will be responsible for any taxes and upkeep of the properties. Once probate proceedings conclude, the properties should be transferred to you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/22/2014
    Law Office of Jeffrey T. Reed | Jeffrey T. Reed
    Under California's intestate succession rules it sounds like you would be the heir to his estate. You will probably need to go through probate to get this straightened out and be appointed executor so you can take care of his things!
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/22/2014
    James Law Group
    James Law Group | Christine James
    You NEED an attorney. You will need to probate the estate and decide what to do with the tenants. Start by calling an attorney for a free consultation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/22/2014
    Donald T. Scher & Associates, P.C.
    Donald T. Scher & Associates, P.C. | Donald Scher
    You have to probate his estate. You should retain an attorney to file your application to be appointed the personal representative of his estate and for probate of the estate. Once appointed the PR, you can give notice to creditors, collect the rents from the tenants, pay the bills and taxes, and take the other action required to close the estate and receive, as the sole heir, his entire estate and have the houses titled in your name.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 4/22/2014
    Neal M. Rimer, Esquire
    Neal M. Rimer, Esquire | Neal M. Rimer
    Hire an attorney to represent you. The attorney will file a probate or find a trust if title to the real property is in a trust. The attorney will work with you to identify other assets, like bank accounts, etc.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/22/2014
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