My Relative Died in Another State But Has Property in Alabama
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PERSON DIES IN ONE STATE, BUT HAS PROPERTY SUCH AS A HOUSE, RENTAL PROPERTY OR VACATION HOME OR LAND IN ALABAMA?
When a person dies with property such as a house, rental property or
vacation home or land in Alabama, what the law calls “Real Property”, but
the person actually lived in another state, an Ancillary Administration must
be opened to sell or otherwise transfer the title to that property. You or
another family member may already be the personal representative, Executor,
Executrix, Administrator or Administratrix of a decedent's estate in a state
other than Alabama, and the decedent has real property here in Alabama. In
this case, you need to open an Ancillary Administration here in Alabama to
transfer clear title to the heirs or otherwise to sell the property. When
Letters are granted to a nonresident Executor/Executrix or Administrator/Administratrix,
the assets of the Estate upon which such Letters are granted, which may be
within the State of Alabama at the date of such Letters, shall in all
respects be administered and settled as if such letters had been issued to a
resident Executor/Executrix or Administrator/Administratrix.
At Harville-Stein Law Offices, we are experienced in probating estates
where a family member has died with a house, rental property, vacation home
or land in Alabama, and the opening and Administration of an Ancillary
Estate. In any county in Alabama, including Jefferson, Shelby County,
Talladega County, St. Clair County, the Birmingham and Bessemer areas, we
can open the Ancillary Estate for you. We are experienced in obtaining
appraisals of real property and in their sale so that the funds can be
divided between the rightful heirs or their other transfer of ownership.