Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
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You would need to make application for court supervised probate if she did not have a will.
Step by step
Once you got o hearing on your application you receive letters of administration, this allows them to pay you the funds.
This may take you a couple of weeks , no way around it since there was no named beneficiary.It is considered an estate asset here.
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