If my parent dies in one state, but owns real estate in another state, what do I need to do?
Many people are faced with this predicament after a parent passes away. It’s common for living in the Midwest to have homes in other states to escape the brutal winters each year. Dealing with real estate in more than one state can be complicated, so its wise to seek the professional help of an ancillary probate lawyer in Michigan. Real estate is the only part of the estate that the primary probate court does not have jurisdiction over. Because of this a completely separate probate proceeding called an “ancillary” probate must be opened in the state the property is located.
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An ancillary probate case will need to be opened in each state where there is property owned. Without an ancillary estate opened for each state, the deeds of that real estate may not be binding. Dean Patrick has extensive experience with these types of cases and will help you every step of the way. The Law Office of Dean E. Patrick, PLLC, understands exactly how to handle this process, no matter how difficult it seems.
Having an experienced lawyer by your side is extremely important in these cases. Dean Patrick has extensive experience as a probate attorney and can help you every step of the way. If your loved one has passed and you need to handle the real estate they owned in multiple states, call Dean Patrick now.
We can also help not only with ancillary estates in Michigan, but also working with probate professionals in other states, such as Florida, from the network of estate and elder attorneys we deal with year after year. Hiring Dean Patrick will give you the peace of mind and legal representation you will need. For an ancillary probate lawyer in Michigan, give us a call today.