Q: How do I become the legal representative of my deceased mother so I can handle her affairs?
My mother passed away suddenly with no will and no one named as a power of attorney. My brother named himself executor of her estate to handle the funeral and burial details but has now gone back to Idaho and I am left with handling the rest of her affairs. I am finding that I have no legal standing to do this. What do I need to be able to close accounts, pay bills, break her lease, ect.? Her estate was worth less than $150,000 so we did not go to probate.
You need to go to court to be appointed the representative for the estate. If you want to discuss, please send me an email.
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