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What do I need to do with bank account, bills,etc after death

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What do I need to do with bank account, bills,etc after death of my daughter? What happens to her student loan?
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

I am sorry to hear about the death of your daughter. Now she is deceased you will have to file in probate court to get control of her assets. This includes notifying all of her creditors including student loan company regarding her death and probate. If her total estate value is under $50,000 with no real estate, then you can pursue a small estate filing, which is filing a small estate affidavit and notifying the creditors. If her estate is insufficient to pay her debts due, you can take funeral and other expenses related to her death first and you would either negotiate with the creditors to extinguish the debts or you would place the estate into bankruptcy and none of the creditors get anything.

At this point you would want to likely want to use a probate attorney if her estate is so small that you cannot pay off her debts because they will have to be dealt with in order to properly close out her estate and file a final tax return on her estate.

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