Probate Assets

Friday, January 24, 2014

How to Transfer Vehicle Titles/ Automobile Titles

If the vehicle is a probate asset, and assuming the vehicle was titled in the name of the decedent at death). The vehicle will pass in accordance with the probate rules. One of two results may likely occur.

#1 If the decedent has or is expected to have a personal representative qualified on the estate, than said personal representative will have to visit the DMV to transfer the vehicle into the name of the estate. The personal representative must provide the DMV with letters of qualification and any other documents they need (call in advance).

#2 If the decedent isn't expected to have any person qualify as a personal representative, then the beneficiary(s) can go to the DMV and sign the necessary documentation to have the title pass to the beneficiary(s).

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