How to deal with a dead relatives property
October 19, 2011 11:09 AM Subscribe
My estranged uncle died and we're trying to figure out how to go about getting into his home and collecting/transferring property. The catch: multiple legal name changes and several aliases.
posted by gally99 to law & government (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My uncle recently died. He owned his home. When he died he did not have any keys with him. We haven't been able to find any hidden keys around his house.
Also, he legally changed his name at least once, and used several aliases before and after the legal changes. We don't know yet if firearm or vehicle registrations were done with a legal name or not.
He did not have a will.
He was in Nevada, we are in California.
1. How do we get into his home? Without kicking in a door.
2. How do we deal with registration on motor vehicles?
3. What do we do with guns? Assume that some are legal to own and some are not, and that we would like to take possession of the legal ones.
Thanks in advance.