Q: My Mother died with no will my sister stated to the sheriff she had documents giving her control but has failed to prove
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A: This was posted as an Oregon Law question so my answer pertains to Oregon Law: There is no document that gives someone control over an estate when there is no will. She is probably talking about a Power of Attorney but the Power of Attorney is extinguished when the principle dies. There are Oregon Laws which create a substitute for a Will and dictate how property is to be distributed. Another Oregon Law lists who is eligible to apply to be in charge of the estate, either through a small estate affidavit or a full probate. But not all estates need a formal administration. Sometimes things just fall into place and life goes on. Talk to an Attorney about what if anything you need to do to finalize your mother's affairs.
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