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Old 06-14-2019, 08:06 AM
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Default Car title help.

I am giving a spare car I have to a friend for her nephew to use while he is living with her.

The problem is that the car originally came from my parents and the car title is in my dads name. My dad is dead and is obviously not going to be able to sign the back of the title.

Does anyone know what to do in that situation?
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:08 AM
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Most states have a provision for this. May have to bring a death certificate.
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:10 AM
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Call the DMV there first but most states will do it with a death certificate.
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Call the DMV there first but most states will do it with a death certificate.
That and get the executor of his will to sign it. I had to do this for some insurance checks for my house that had my deceased wife's name on them. Signed my name twice with "executor" next to the second one.
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by xl883lo View Post
That and get the executor of his will to sign it. I had to do this for some insurance checks for my house that had my deceased wife's name on them. Signed my name twice with "executor" next to the second one.
Sorry I just assumed he was the executor since he had the property.
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While I don't condone doing anything unethical ---- if no one has any other rights to the vehicle and this would remain undisputed, what would be wrong with the signature that your Father signed on the title before he passed?
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:11 AM
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Just sign your father's name to the title and go about your day. There's no reason to open up a can of worms.
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Have the executor sign over the car title. It's the right way to do this. I've been executor for two estates and that's how I handled inheritance or sale of 4 different cars.

If you do take title to the car and then loan it to a friend for a young driver to use, make sure you have the auto insurance in order.
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I disagree with two previous posts; why not just do it right.
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Originally Posted by madman7 View Post
While I don't condone doing anything unethical ---- if no one has any other rights to the vehicle and this would remain undisputed, what would be wrong with the signature that your Father signed on the title before he passed?
im in this boat! not really into the unethical stuff, but at the same time the title is in hand and the lady at the DMV doesnt give a shit and being they dont verify the seller, i would take the easy route and call it done!

i have found with the DMV the more correct route you take, the more of a pain in the ass they give you.
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