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My sister passed in January,2015. I'm having trouble trying to access her bank account to pay the Funeral Expenses. Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I am living on fixed income and really can't afford an attorney to pursue this matter
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I am sorry to hear about your loss and this situation. Can you tell me if your sister left a WILL?
This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.
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