Our mom recently died. how do we gain access to her apertment? We believe her assets are under $50000. Do we need a form? We two sisters are the only children.
2 Answers from Attorneys
You should contact the property manager with a death certificate in hand and explain the situation.
As for her estate, if in fact the valuation of her estate is under $50,000, you can utilize a form called a small estate affidavit to collect her assets. If real estate is involved, the process gets a little more complicated but formal probate is still not necessary.
I second what Mr. Miri says. However, you didn't say whether she was married, cohabitated with another person, etc. His answer, I'm sure, assumes she lived alone.