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The first step is to determine ownership under the laws of the state where the property is located. Ownership rights are determined by the way the title to the property is titled. If the property is held as Joint Tenancy or Joint Tenants With Rights To Survivorship (JTWRS) the propert passes directly to the other owner(s) and is not subject to probate action; if it is held as Tenants-In-Common the share of the property belonging to the deceased is determined by and subject to probate procedure.

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