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NIRERIN Posts: 14,273
11/17/12 7:33 P

if it's really bothering you, call back. say
hi my name is tribabe and that while i was going through my recently deceased father's papers that i came across ticket number x. is there anything that i or his estate should be doing about this?
and you should get your answer. you might end up needing to send them a copy of his death certificate to back you up and you might end up having to pay it, but it sounds like it would at least help your peace of mind. and while some places might write off parking tickets, others might sell them to collection agencies or it's theoretically possible that they could put a lien on the car, which would cause issues if you wanted to sell it or it got totaled. or it could also be attached to your tag or license. and i think it's possible for warrants to be issued for parking tickets as well, at least in some places. and i would rather deal with something now when i have the time than later when it snowballs into a mess that would make something else take five times longer.
i know that with red light cameras they will take affidavits that you weren't driving your car it was joe bob and send the ticket to joe bob instead of the owner, so there is a precedent for someone else being ticketed in your car, i just don't know exactly how it works in every jurisdiction or when the ticketee dies. my guess is that the estate should cover it. granted you may also call and find out that is has already been taken care of. but if it is possibly going to take some time to prove that it's not your ticket, it's better to start before you actually need to do so.

TRI_BABE Posts: 2,968
11/15/12 11:11 A

That's exactly what I said when I called and she then asked my name/phone number etc and she said she would find out, so I backed out of it.

HONEYFLOWER43 Posts: 1,420
11/15/12 11:09 A

I woud try to find out how much and settle it if I could.

JASTAMPER11 SparkPoints: (57,593)
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11/15/12 11:00 A

I agree that you need to finish the call and find out. Not knowning will eat at you. Keep the facts simple...found the ticket in your dad's car and he is now deceased. No need to mention title and names and etc....just keep it simple.

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
11/15/12 10:51 A

Most likely you will not have to pay for it, but you need to not worry so please call again and finish it out for peace of mind. Life has enough stresses we cannot control, but you can on this one so do yourself a favor and just make the call and finish it out.

Edited by: I_HEART_MY_FAM at: 11/15/2012 (10:52)
TRI_BABE Posts: 2,968
11/15/12 10:47 A

I actually did call, but when the woman asked my name and number I chickened out and backed out of it, I just didn't want to reactivate the account or associate it with my name if it was already written off my them.

BOBBYS1GIRL SparkPoints: (0)
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11/15/12 10:37 A

I agree with making the call. Also, I am so sorry about your loss. emoticon

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
11/15/12 10:35 A

When in doubt make a call and settle it.

TRI_BABE Posts: 2,968
11/15/12 10:16 A

Hi, parking ticket question??? My father had his car titled under both of our names, so when he passed away, the car would go directly to me. He did recently pass away, and yesterday I found a parking ticket in the car from a trip he took to New Orleans that it appears he never paid.

I don't live in Louisiana, I live in KY and I didn't go with him on this trip so was unaware of this. My sister thinks I should blow it off, but I have heard they can report your credit for unpaid fines.

Does anyone think this is something I need to worry about or ?? I don't feel I should have to pay it, either, since I was not even there or aware of this until now.

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