Q: I live in Ohio. Tryng to fill out probate papers for deceased brother in NYC. Can someone help/guide us on filling out?
No will was found. Need to transfer next of kin responsibilities from mother to sister. The mother is incapable to handling details and wants to pass on to daughter. We're trying to fill out forms ourselves but having difficulty understanding some of the procedures. We live in Medina, Ohio and the deceased person is from Central Harlem, NYC.
A: OH law is different from NY law. You'll need an attorney in NY if that is where your brother lived. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local NY probate attorney who can review all the information, fill out all the NY probate documents properly, file them with the court, file any tax returns, etc. The attorney's fee is paid from the estate.
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