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Unfortunately, because a minor is involved you will not be able to conduct the probate and represent the minor and the estate. The minor, if there are no other siblings or surviving spouse, is the sole heir to the estate of your sister. A guardianship
over property of the minor has to be established, which requires an attorney and then probate would be conducted placing the minor in possession of the entire estate through the guardian.
Yes, you need the attorney for this I am afraid as this is a bit more than simple probate.
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