If my aunt died in a nursing home without insurance, property or personal belongings, do I have to probate or file her Will?

Asked on February 17, 2015 under Estate Planning, Indiana

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

 I am so sorry for your loss.  It does not sound as if there is an estate left to probate, even if there is one mentioned in a Will.  It sounds as if it is already gone.  Generally, there is no legal obligation to probate a Will.  And practically here it does not sound as if there is a need as well. Double check with an attorney in her state.  Good luck. 


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