My husband also passed away. Before selling my home, it was necessary to take his name off the deed. You will need to do the same. The attorney who helped you with the estate can help you do this, or, if you prefer, I can recommend attorneys who can help you with this.
By any chance, were any trusts set up after your husband's death? If so, and if you put the house in the trust, your deed should reflect that change also. I would be happy to help you with any other questions you have with respect to your upcoming home sale. I myself live around the corner in Roseland and know the Caldwell area well.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Keller Williams Suburban Realty
This is not something you should worry about. If you have an attorney he or she will take care of it. If you don't have an attorney we use Mike DeMiro Jr.for all of our real estate snd estate transactions. He is in Verona 973-857-5100. If you have any other questions feel free to call me. I have lived in West Caldwell for thirty years.
REMAX Village Square
Montclair NJ 07042
You should be able to remove his name from the deed prior to you selling the home - this way there's no delay when it comes time to close on the home. I'm not sure of the entire process involved but I do believe after my mom passed away, my dad changed the deed to his name only. You would need to provide the county and/or clerk where the deed is filed with certified copy of the death certificate and there may be some type of filing fees involved.
If you'd like you can send me an email and I will ask my dad how he went about handling it and get back to you or you can comment on here and I can still ask him and post the reply. His home in Essex County too so the deed would have been recorded in the county as your home. If you want to email me, my email is Gina@GinaChiricoRealEstate.com.
Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Lattimer Realty - Fairfield Office
973715-1158 Direct Cell
973-575-6353 ext 17 Office