Successor In Interest
When a loved one passes away, their mortgages, properties, responsibilities and even lawsuits can pass to their successor in interest. This can be a spouse, domestic partner, parent, grandparent, adult child, adult grandchild, adult sibling, or a joint tenant. Successors in interest are protected under California law, so if you find yourself in a position of responsibility that you did not anticipate, call Mark Martinez. Martinez will help you to understand your situation and can work for justice on your behalf.
Following a death the successor in interest has 30 days to provide a death certificate to bodies like a mortgage servicer. Our first step in handling any property or lawsuit complications following a loved one’s death will be to prove that you are in fact the new party responsible. This way, you can take on a mortgage, pursue a lawsuit on behalf of your loved one (like a wrongful death lawsuit), and generally accept legal responsibility.
If you do in fact require legal representation for something like a property foreclosure or a wrongful death lawsuit, Mark Martinez will work with you to navigate these tricky legal waters in the midst of your grief for a lost loved one. It can be overwhelming to accept responsibility immediately following a death. Martinez is sensitive to that, and will do everything in his power to represent you respectfully and with tact and grace.
Call Mark Martinez today for representation. As a legal expert, he can take on the mental burden of fighting legal battles on your behalf following an emotionally traumatic event like a death of a family member or close friend.