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Recently, my mother died at our local hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and unfortunately she did not have any assets. I had durable power of attorney at the time, but that became void once she died. The insurance company is now requesting that I seek to become guardian over her estate and request her medical records before they will relinquish any monies from her life insurance policy. Again, my mother owns nothing and has no money anywhere. So, I spoke to an attorney who advised that because there are no finances being sought, all I would need is the ability to access her medical records and that there is an easier way that would be less expensive. The attorney suggested that I fill out an Personal Representative Document at the Probate Court, which should cost nothing. So, I went to the court house and was told by a Representative that she was unaware of that and there was no such option available. She further stated that I would need $150.00 to open an Estate request and see the judge the same day for approval. Unfortunately I can't afford this cost, and I need to know what the options are so that I can have my mothers medical records released. Please help!!
First, I have spoke to an representative from the hospital medical records department who stated I would need to summons the court to open the Estate.
Secondly, the policy has a few funds but not an extreme amount.
Thirdly, I am NOT an only child, there are two other siblings who are not interested at all and are not interested in me contacting them for anything.
Finally, my mother does have a sister who is younger and resides in the same city. I hope this information was helpful.
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