How do I becomethe legal representative of my deceased daughter in order to obtain her medical records?

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How do I becomethe legal representative of my deceased daughter in order to obtain her medical records?

There is no Will, estate or trust. She was 32.

Asked on August 1, 2011 Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I am so, so sorry for your loss.  I am going to assume that your daughter was a resident of Florida as well.   You need topfile a petition for appointment as the administrator of her estate.  You apply in the county in which she resided at the time of her death.  Once you file the petition notice will be sent to all those who would be her beneficiaries that you are filing to become the personal representative of her estate.  This starts the time running for which they can file objections.  Once appointed you will be issued Letters of Administration.   This will allow you the power to obtain her records.  Good luck to you. 


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