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Contract to Sell near fulfilment; Deed of Sale signed and ready for notary, but spouse signatory died

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Arresto Menor
I have three months left on my instalments for the lot I am purchasing from a married couple. They were relocating overseas, so we prepared and signed a Deed of Sale, and left it with a lawyer who will notarize it upon full payment.

However, the husband just recently died of heart attack. The husband is a foreigner, and the title says "wife x married to husband y".

What happens now to the prepared Deed of Sale? Can it still be notarized after the husband's death? I cannot right away take care of the transfer because I am an OFW and won't be back until June.

Should I ask the lawyer to date the notarization before the husband's death, and would this be illegal?

Humbly requesting for advice. Thank you.

Last edited by d0513 on Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:34 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : additional information)

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