A nice couple I've known for years dropped by my office on Tuesday. The gentleman was trying to sell property that his parents previously owned. The problem was that his father died in 1978 and the property was never transferred out of his father's name.
So we are going to complete the succession so that the title of the property will be transferred from his father to the two children, and then they can sell it.
Generally, it's better to address these types of matters as soon as possible after a family member dies. However, in this case, it should not be too difficult even though the deceased died 32 years ago.