Q: I need to open an account for my dads estate what do I file in court a informal or formal?
Formal or Informal can depend on a few different factors. Did your father leave a Will? Did the Will allow an executor to sell real estate (if there is any) and did your father reside in Massachusetts or did he reside elsewhere? I often advise toward Formal because that eliminates the need to go back and amend if you file an Informal improperly. Hope that helps.
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