San Antonio, TX asked in Probate for Missouri

Q: My mother just passed away in Missouri. Her estate is just debt. Do I have to do anything legally?

Is there a legal obligation to get involved in her estate? I prefer to let nature takes it's course.

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Nina Whitehurst
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: If she doesn't have any assets that need to be retitled, there is nothing you need to do.

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Todd Miller
Todd Miller
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: I encourage you to speak with a probate attorney at length to see if there is a need to open a probate estate. In general, if a decedent owned no assets at the time of their death, there is little to do.

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