becoming executrix of husbands estate
Do I need legal representation to be appointed executrix of my husband's estate? My husband died suddenly without a will, 98% of our holdings were in both names..I discovered some stocks, originally part of his life insurance..the life ins co. converted into a finacial holdings co and merged with another co in 2004. I have been infomred by this co. there was no beneficary or co-owner listed. I am sure my husband didn't think this was necessary since they were part of his original life ins. policy. The current co. informs me I must be appointed executrix or pay a hefty fee to transfer the stocks to my name. Await your kind advise, if I can just go to the local court house and make application for executrix.