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Im applying a lettter of administration for my brother

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Im applying a lettter of administration for my brother passed away in Saskatoon July 2017, I know there is a filing fee but I do not know the amount from his profit sharing

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Im in Washington state USA.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I received a letter from Manulife asking for a letter of administration cause there is no will and then they will issue the check to me.

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I will ask questions when she probes me, thanks

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I need to apply for a letter of Administration in behalf of my brother who passed away in Saskatoon Ca july 2017 and I live in Washington state USA
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Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

In the meantime California has an excellent self help system. You can find the forms that you need here:

http://www.courts.ca.gov/8865.htm

As to any assets where there is a named beneficiary (life insurance, IRAs, 401ks, profit sharing) those assets do NOT pass through the estate. Rather they go directly to the named beneficiary. You need to present the documents that the financial institution requires. So you need to deal directly with them.

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Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

You may have to travel to California to file the papers and obtain the letters of testamentary. The letters combined with certified copies of the death certificate will allow you to complete transactions on behalf of your brother's estate.

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