If my mother passed away without a Will and I am her only child, what’s happens to her estate now?

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If my mother passed away without a Will and I am her only child, what’s happens to her estate now?

Asked on November 17, 2012 under Estate Planning, Michigan

Answers:

Catherine Blackburn / Blackburn Law Firm

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The state where your mother died has a law called the "statute of descent and distribution" which says who inherits your mother's property.  In most, and perhaps all, states, you would inherit as your mother's only child.

You should consult a probate lawyer in the area where your mother died.  The lawyer can explain the process to you and advise whether there are any methods of transferring property without the time and expense of a full probate.

Good luck.

 


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