Need a Certificate of Transfer from the probate court? The probate experts at Carson Law Firm can help you with this process, start-to-finish, for a fixed fee. Book a Consultation or call us at 216-352-4243 to get started today.
What is a Certificate of Transfer?
When a person dies owning real estate, the probate court issues a Certificate of Transfer to transfer the property to the heirs. In essence, a Certificate of Transfer is the probate court’s version of a deed which is filed in the recorder’s office.
How do I get a Certificate of Transfer?
An Application for Certificate of Transfer must be completed with various attachments that the probate court expects, like the death certificate, a listing of the next-of-kin, and the paid funeral bill. In most cases, an estate must be opened prior to applying for a Certificate of Transfer, but under certain circumstances, some formalities can be skipped to expedite the process. Once the probate court judge is satisfied that the proper amount of evidence has been shown, the judge will sign the certificate and send it back to you for recording.
Do I need an attorney to get a Certificate of Transfer?
Anyone with an interest in the property can apply for a certificate of transfer. If you have ability and patience to deal with unwritten rules and sometimes tedious requirements. Sometimes, though, the court will make seemingly strange requests and your application will be stuck in limbo. It is highly recommended to hire an attorney to avoid these pitfalls. Carson Law Firm has done hundreds of applications just like yours and has dozens pending before the probate court at any given time.
How much does an attorney cost?
If you’re worried about unpredictable costs, worry no more — Carson Law Firm offers this service for a flat $750, including all filing fees. We can usually get them approved by the probate court in about two weeks, although this is usually dependent on the backlog of the probate court.
I’m still not sure if this is what I need.
Don’t hesitate to give us a call and book an appointment. For all probate matters, we offer a FREE 15-minute consultation to assess what we need to do. We understand that dealing with death and probate is not a pleasant matter and we want to make sure you are completely confident with making the right choice. Book a Consultation or call us at 216-352-4243 to get started today.