My aunt in Florida died without a will, in Sept of 2014. She never married. We had not kept in touch. I knew nothing about this until and estate researcher contacted me. Based on what they are telling me, they would not take on the endeavour of proving that I am an heir unless there was a sizeable estate. My question is, what do I need to prove that I am an heir? Expense wise is it worth it to use one of these companies? How do I find out how much the estate is worth? I would also like some information about inheritance taxes. Since she died in Florida and I live in Michigan, which has no inheritance tax would I have to pay any?
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