Upon death, father wants no title problems for kids

Probate court necessary only under certain circumstances

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Q: My mother died a couple of months ago, and my dad wants to make sure that title to his house is in his name. How do we determine the status of title? Dad wants to make sure that upon his death, his three children will not have any problems regarding the house.

A: First, while I am sure that your motives are pure, you have to remember that the decision on where to distribute your dad’s assets when he dies is his — and his alone — to make.