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delcon

Junior Member
What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? Iowa


:D We have a vehicle that we need to sell as part of the estate. The attorney says no one is to drive it even if they want to buy it. As the executor, this seems ovezealous. Can we let someone drive the vehicle if they wish to "check it out." The vehicle is insured.
 


BlondiePB

Senior Member
delcon said:
What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? Iowa


:D We have a vehicle that we need to sell as part of the estate. The attorney says no one is to drive it even if they want to buy it. As the executor, this seems ovezealous. Can we let someone drive the vehicle if they wish to "check it out." The vehicle is insured.
This is not being overzealous. The attorney is correct and is properly doing his/her duty in protecting and preserving the estate. Driving the car by anyone, while the car is in the name of deceased or insured under the name of the deceased, risks exposing the estate to damages and lawsuits.
 

JETX

Senior Member
delcon said:
We have a vehicle that we need to sell as part of the estate. The attorney says no one is to drive it even if they want to buy it. As the executor, this seems ovezealous. Can we let someone drive the vehicle if they wish to "check it out." The vehicle is insured.
As pointed out by 'Breezy', the attorney is correct in trying to protect the asset of the estate... but I think it is likely that the attorney is more than likely making sure that YOU (or whoever has control/custody) of the vehicle doesn't just use it at your 'convenience'.
I doubt that there would be any serious repercussions if a VALID potential buyer were to drive the vehicle for a few blocks.
I suggest you discuss this with the executor and set some restrictions on the 'test driving'.
 

BlondiePB

Senior Member
As pointed out by 'Breezy', the attorney is correct in trying to protect the asset of the estate.
Ooops......

Great suggestions that are duly noted for future reference. Also for further reference, how does a third person policy legally protect an estate against against a civil lawsuit (PI) when the car is in the name of the deceased?

Any of you "legal eagles" can explain, and it would be greatly appreciated.
 

BelizeBreeze

Senior Member
BlondiePB said:
Ooops......

Great suggestions that are duly noted for future reference. Also for further reference, how does a third person policy legally protect an estate against against a civil lawsuit (PI) when the car is in the name of the deceased?

Any of you "legal eagles" can explain, and it would be greatly appreciated.
The same way it does on your own policy when you allow someone to drive your car. Basically, you're wanting the same kind of policy that an auto dealership would carry.

I would suggest visiting your local insurance agent and discussing this issue with them so that a temporary plan can be developed for your specific situation that would satisfy the estate attorney.
 

JETX

Senior Member
BlondiePB said:
Ooops......

Great suggestions that are duly noted for future reference. Also for further reference, how does a third person policy legally protect an estate against against a civil lawsuit (PI) when the car is in the name of the deceased?

Any of you "legal eagles" can explain, and it would be greatly appreciated.
There you go AGAIN!!! Asking a non-relevant question in the middle of someone elses thread. Please do NOT do that.
It is rude (by diverting the issue from the OP to you)!!
If you have a question, start a new thread!!! :eek:
 

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