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My daughter died without a will. What do I need to do to settle

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My daughter died without a will. What do I need to do to settle her estate.

Infolawyer :

Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma.

Infolawyer :

My condolences on your loss.

Infolawyer :

Request a certified copy of the decedent's death certificate. A copy may be requested through the California Department of Public Health.

Infolawyer :

Does she leave behind substantial assets?

Infolawyer :

roughly how much is her estate valued?

Customer:

I have a death certificate.

Infolawyer :

That is good

Infolawyer :

what is the size of the estate roughly?

Infolawyer :

You will need to affirm that the value of the estate is less than $100,000 in order to use a small estate affidavit. Both real and personal property are included in the value of the estate as well as insurance policies and the value of retirement plans.

Customer:

I have a death certificate. Her estate is about $80,000. With medical bills totalling $500,000.

Infolawyer :

You would submit a small estate affidavit to get those assets

Infolawyer :

https://www.rocketlawyer.com/secure/interview/new.aspx?id=1524&utm_source=104&try=1&v=3&state=California&pkw=california%20small%20estate%20affidavit&mkwid=xVYUgU47&pcrid=1369197314&pmt=be#q1

Infolawyer :

Attached is a form

Infolawyer :

it gets filed with the death certificate where assets held

Customer:

Do I need a power of atty?

Infolawyer :

No

Infolawyer :

There no need for that

Infolawyer :

power of attorney only valid when one is alive

Infolawyer :

terminates on death

Infolawyer :

I wish you the best.

Customer:

Thank you for your help.

Infolawyer :

very welcome

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Kindly click on an excellent rating

Infolawyer :

Have a nice day

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