One of the most common issues I see that combine real estate and probate law happens when a client comes in to find out what to do when they inherit a piece of property, usually from a family member. They are the “rightful heirs” but their name is not listed anywhere on title. Now, the client wants to sell the property or deed it into their name, but they have no idea where to start.

This is a big disconnect between the laws governing real estate and probate. Usually, a competent attorney can figure out how to address this issue. There are always options, many of them being cost-effective means of allowing a sale to go through. When other means of addressing the issue are required, an attorney can find the most efficient way of helping heirs “take title” to what they own.

If this is an issue that you are experiencing, please contact a competent attorney who can review the situation and best advise you.