Hello, I'm asking a question on behalf of a friend who's too upset right now to think about this question. I'll call her Rose. A few years ago, a good friend of Rose's and an acquaintance of mine, Marsha, drew up her will as a formality. She was only 53 at the time and expected to go on living and being a professor for many years. As she was unmarried with no children, she left her home and most of its contents to Rose. I believe the intention was for the house to go Rose's children, who are right now only 3 and 6. Quite tragically, Marsha died in an auto accident last week. Rose is devastated and consumed with taking care of the arrangements for services. My question is, what's going to happen to her regarding the property she now owns? Her children obviously don't need their own house yet, and Rose and her husband cannot afford two mortgages. I know they like their house and would probably not want to sell it to move into Marsha's, which is in a different zip code with many professors are probably more expensive. Are they going to have to may the mortgage on the house until it sells? is there a way the bank that held Marsha's mortgage can take it back? What will this do to their credit? I'm looking for some preliminary answers for Rose to help her feel a little less overwhelmed when she has to tackle this next hurdle.