How can I save my deceased mother's car?
March 10, 2010 7:28 PM Subscribe
My mom passed away, how can I keep her vehicle which still has a balance on the loan?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My mom has passed away after fighting an illness for a few years.
She had a house, which her father left to her and her brother stating "Joint tenants with right of survivorship" Although, she had spent excess of 25k remodeling this house without knowing it would go directly to her brother, but this of course is another matter.
Her car. Her only other possession of monetary value (so much more to me), has a balance on the loan. Is there any way for me to take over these payments?
The estate has not be opened due to lack of assets, but it would mean a lot to be able to own this which was hers. I spoke to the loan company and they will not talk to me unless I was executrix (Which does cost more than it's worth, after all, I just want to take over payments or retake the loan into my name).
Is there any way to possibly do this without bringing all her other debts into this and essentially wiping out any of the equity on her vehicle? This is in the state of Pennsylvania, she did not have a will, I am her only child and she is not married.
Thanks for any insight.