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    Default How to Transfer a Vehicle Title Out of a Deceased Parent's Name

    My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: Texas
    What needs to be done to transfer a title in my deceased father's name to myself? Dad died in 2008 and the vehicle in question was last registered in New Mexico. Unfortunately there was no "Transfer on Death" stipulation on the title, and dad's will did not specify anything about the car, although he did intend for me to get it. My former step-mother was the executor of dad's will. She sent me the unsigned title about a year ago. Could she, as the executor, sign the title on his behalf and sign it over to me? From what I have read online, if it has to go through probate channels it could take a very long time. Thank you for any advice.

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    Default Re: How to Transfer a Title from My Deceased Father with No Tod

    If she is legally executor, she can sign it over. A person isn't executor named as such through probate. Just because his will states he wants her to be, doesn't make it so.

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    Default Re: How to Transfer a Title from My Deceased Father with No Tod

    The signing of the title can be done by your stepmother if she is/was the executrix of your father's estate. She would however, need to supply you with an original sealed Letter Testamentary and an original legal death certificate for your father. You would bring those two documents to DMV along with the signed title.

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