If My Name is On the Deed to My Recently Deceased Parents House, Does Their Will Stating Distribution to All Siblings Override That Deed?

Only property that is wholly owned by the decedent at the time of his or her death will be handled by a probate proceeding, regardless of any provision in a Will.

Property that is outside the ownership of the maker of a Will at the time of his or her death cannot be included in the distribution of that person’s estate.

It is for this reason that keeping an up-to-date Last Will and Testament is highly important for anyone who wishes to closely control the distribution of ALL of their assets after death. To easily create a Will on your own, see Standard Legal’s Will legal forms software page. If you want help creating fully finished Will documents that are ready for signature, see Standard Legal’s Family Wills legal document preparation services page.

For advice specific to any personal legal issues about the handling of a Will and its estate property, Standard Legal always recommends you consult an attorney; you can find a local attorney for FREE at Standard Legal’s Attorney Find page.