My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: New Jersey
My sister passes away last year, with no surviving spouse, parents or children. She was owed money from SSI which took about 13 months to finally get, and I am now trying to close her estate. The only asset was the SSI money which essentially was used to pay back money borrowed for her funeral and a few bills. However, I am the oldest of what was 10 siblings, and we had previously done a quit claim deed to move the family house from my mothers name to the name of my two sisters who were not married and lived there. Because the deed was not titled" with right of survivorship", it had to be considered part of her estate.
One of the remaining 9 siblings is already 1/2 owner of the house, and now the 9 of us are 1/9 owners of the other half? Is this correct and can we do a quit claim deed titled that way? We are all in agreement that the house belongs to my sister who is the half owner and will eventually sign our portions over to her, but do not know the easiest (and least expensive) legal way to do this. Any ideas?