The goal of this course is to familiarize title insurance professionals with estate and probate issues relating to conveyances.
Upon completion of the course, attendees should:
- Have a general understanding of the probate process and how title to land passes on the death of the owner.
- Understand that intestate succession is different depending on when the owner died and whether the land was community property or the separate estate of the decedent.
- Be aware of reasons why full information must be gathered for an intestate decedent to determine his/her heirs at law.
- Have an understanding of the purpose of an Affidavit of Heirship and the minimum acceptable elements.
- Clearly understand testate succession – through probate of a will.
- Be aware of different types of personal representatives and the powers of each
- Have an understanding of Administration of estates when there is no will.
- Be aware of the process of probating a will as a Muniment of Title.
- Be aware of some general issues and concerns to the title insurer when dealing with estate property.
Presenters: Frances Hughes, CTIP, Assistant Vice President, Underwriting Support, Alliant National Title Insurance Company
NolaAnn Waggoner, Vice President/Underwriting Counsel, First National Title Insurance Company
1.0 Escrow Credit
For those with some experience on the topic and/or the title industry. May include real-world application and/or specific and detailed information
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