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Old 04-21-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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I have acquired my Olds LSS due to the unfortunate passing of a friend. His family in New York gave me the car as a gift. However, we have yet to do the official paperwork.

His family is still grieving and I wish to make the process as easy as possible for them. Does anyone know how easy or difficult it will be to title the car to me? I'm in South Carolina, and the car has a South Carolina title as well. The family is in New York; I just don't know how estates work or how/what they need to have legal power to title over to me. I don't know if them being in the State of New York has any bearing on this issue whatsoever either.

Any pointers are appreciated.
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The Executor of the Will has to take the Will and the Title to a Notary. And sign the deceased name first and their name under that, followed by the Word, "Executor". It is then Notarized and sent to you, with an official Death Certificate. Who lives in which state should be of no consequence.

There are many ways to do this, Above is the correct legal way. Some have the executor just sign the decease'* name, or whoever has the title in hand. The correct legal way is best if there are multiple heirs. Was the gift a decision by the heirs, or are you stated in the Will. If your stated in the Will you owe State Inheritance Tax in most States.
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