Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
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You will need a local lawyer to make application for probate , if there is a will then it is an independent administration, if no will then it is dependent court supervised probate.Once you receive your letters testamentary or of administration then you can proceed to gather assets, pay claims, distribute the remaining assets to yourself if you are the sole heir.You file here in the county probate court where he deceased.
Expect probate to take 6 months to a year to complete from start to finish.You would need an EIN number from IRS this takes place of social security number and is used on estate accounts, any sales of real estate, tax return ,etc.
You will need an estate checking account here using the EIN number to pay bills and your fee for being executor/administrator.
EIN number here, be wary of fake sites this is the real one.
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Free forms if you want to try this yourself, you have to modify the county.
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