Will I lose my house? My husband died intestate...and I'm concerned about the status of my home.
Question Details: My husband died ten days ago...without a will. He had a stroke in June...and was recovering and suddenly had another bleed and died. We were hopeful that he'd recover. I had guardianship. We have been married for 40 years...both of our names are on the mortgage. I know that it's called dying intestate...I have three grown children...and they do not want a share of the house. Am I going to lose my house? Is there a way they can sign off on it? I'm really confused as to what is going to happen? Will I have to go to court? Sell the house? It's all I have left right now. Confused in VT.
I'm very sorry for your loss.
I think you need to hire a local attorney to help you administer your husband's estate. You haven't said this in so many words, but I gather that your name is on the mortgage, but not the deed, which is a little unusual. I'm not a Vermont attorney, but if your children are willing to sign off, give up their interest in the estate, there should be a way to do that.