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You would need to open probate for your father.Your fathers share passes to his legal heirs.
It appears your mother and you are heirs.
You and mother here need to make application for probate to claim grandmother's assets.You are the heirs.You or your mother can be appointed personal representative.The RP here pays claims, divides up the property or sells it and then divides up the funds after everything including the lawyer has been paid.
Expect this process to take about a year to complete administration and divide everything up here in PA under the probate laws.Estate will pay fo r the lawyer but you will need to hire one for the estate..
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Reference to intestate probate--no will here in PA..