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E341 How Long to Transfer Real Estate After Death

E341 How Long to Transfer Real Estate After Death

There is no legal time limit to transfer real estate after death. It could happen quickly, or it could take years. We’ve seen cases where the real estate doesn’t get transferred until generations later. A fast sale is ideal, because problems can emerge in the meantime. There is a lag between the date of death and when the executor gets legal authority to handle the property. So, even “fast” isn’t very fast.

E340 Reasons Not to Make a Loved One the Executor

E340 Reasons Not to Make a Loved One the Executor

We’ve talked before about not making a loved one your executor. I recently read an article titled, “2 Big Reasons Not to Make a Loved One the Executor of Your Estate.” Here, we’ll add our own perspective for why it’s not a great idea.

Anthony S. Park

Anthony S. Park

Professional Executor and Probate Lawyer

I’m a New York executor and probate lawyer, helping folks with estates, real estate, and inheritance.

I also write books to share knowledge about probate, executorship, solo agers, bitcoin, and more.