Process of transferring car ownership’s title depends on whether it was registered in the name of the deceased person only or whether it was a joint ownership. In case a close relative or beloved one has passed away without probating vehicle in a lawful way, it may cause some troubles when it comes to selling it.
What Should You Do?
Car ownership transfer can be a complicated process, as each situation and circumstances are considered variously by Canadian Law. In the event you had run into an issue of transferring a vehicle without a will, it is at your best interest to take a legal advice from someone who will make legal process work in your favour.
By Ontario Law in order to redirect a car ownership title you must have an executor of the will to go to the local Ministry of Transportation office. A list of standard required documents that have to be presented are as follows:
- A copy of the Will
- Personal identification
- Vehicle ownership papers
- Proof of insurance papers Proof of death certificate
Besides, these documents, you will have to provide additional papers. You must obtain a letter of opinion drafted by a professional attorney, indicating that there are no creditors or immediate family member setting up a claim to this car ownership.
In order to claim a car ownership, a spouse or the person entitled to be appointed executor of the estate of deceased person, must fill in a Spousal Declaration and/or Plate Transfer Declaration, as well as a detailed description of the vehicle.
If you are experiencing any troubles with vehicle title transfer, do not hesitate to contact our office for professional legal guidance.