Do I really need to get an attorney to help close out credit reports and bank accounts for a deceased loved one if they really had no estate or trusts? My mom passed away and I am trying to prevent her identity from being stolen by notifying any and all businesses including the three major credit reporting agencies but I am being advised to get an estate lawyer or probate court takes over and I so confused. She did not have a will and was divorced so there is no surviving spouse.
1 Answer from Attorneys
I don't mean to be rude, but if you have to ask the question apparently you need an attorney. You could start by going to the self-help section of the Minnesota Courts website.