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How to get help with your estate law questions


The Legal Experts on JustAnswer have handled thousands of estate law questions, such as:.


  • My husband died intestate and his 2 children own half my house. I've chosen to live in it. Can they bother me by insisting I let them into inspect the house or for other reasons?
  • In Missouri, is it legal to send the death certificate to medical debt collectors to let them know someone died, but you are not responsible for his debts?
  • Are pooled income trusts allowed in North Carolina for Medicaid?
  • I received $56,000 from my deceased mother's estate in 2017. I live in California. Is this money taxable?

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  • Family information for yourself, your spouse and your children
  • Documents proving your authority, such as a will or living trust document naming you as the representative
  • Your will or trust document, if it exists
  • The deeds to any real estate
  • Information on life insurance policies
  • Gift tax returns
  • Documents for requesting public benefits
  • Information regarding any additional assets to be divided
  • Any specific bequests you wish to include in your will or trust

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