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Thank you! I need help/ guidance on my fathers Will. He just passed in Nov. and the executor he named was his father which has also passed. My siblings and I decided we could do a small estates affidavit, and we did so at the Bank my father had Banked at Naming me Kayla Wilson as executor. I have researched information on what steps to take next but I just keep confusing myself more.

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

Illinios Rock Island County

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

Yes I have filed his Will with Circuit Clerk. I have reported his passing to VA, John Deere, SSI,

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

He was a VA Vet, he didnt have many debts owed. He also had CD at his bank that he had told me about. his savings and checking accounts were closed when we signed the affidavit

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