Q: I'm the next of kin of my sister who died. She was never married and had no children. She moved from north carolina to
illinois. She died after being there about 2 weeks. She never changed car registration or license from north carolina. How can I gain access to the property she had which is under $20,000 ?
You will likely need to probate your sister's estate. If she actually established residency in Illinois, that's where you will need to probate the estate.
Some states have special rules for smaller estates. I don't know if this estate qualifies for that.
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