Q: my mother died in the state of Alabama there is no will and I live in another state what do I do
there is me the oldest and my sister
A: Oftentimes the first step in determining what to do next after a loved one passes away is to look at any assets that may be in that person's name. If you are unable to access any assets, then you would need to speak with an attorney about a probate administration or a probate alternative. The purpose of a probate is to transfer assets from the name of the decedent to the appropriate heirs. A good first step is to make a list of all assets in your mother's name and determine how each is titled. This list would be most helpful if you need to speak with an attorney.
If there are no assets in her name or the assets passed as a matter of law to another person, then it may be that you do not have to take any legal steps regarding her estate.
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