DEAR LEGAL WIZ,
Hello good night..I need help in figuring out what to do where I’m living now. It was a property that belonged to my godfather. Before he died he was going to sign over the land with a jp who lives close but the next day he died.
It’s been 8 years or more I have been paying the property taxes including other bills for the land. I wanted to apply for a loan to renovate but was told my name has to be on the title. He didn’t have any children of his own. He had a niece who visited quite often. She got his bank book etc because it was left to her.
She was offered the land at the time she declined because of the area it was in. I have the original title that was handed to me but I’m clueless of what to do. I still have the pink slip because I haven’t looked about his death certificate as yet.
Could you advise me on how I go about changing the will, and give me a rough estimate while your at it please.
Your concern is vague.
Was a will left or not. A will cannot be changed after ones death – it can only be probated if valid.
You also need to take steps to obtain the death certificate. Did you pay all expenses to bury your god father. You could also take steps afterwards to apply for the title, with the help of someone trained in that area.
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