This self-help packet contains instructions for obtaining Letters of Administration fo decedents dying without leaving a Last Will and Testament. Other estate options may be available. If you have questions about alternative estate processes, you may choose to consult an attorney.
When beginning the estate administration process, the first step is to determine whether the deceased person had a Last Will and Testament and gather all the necessary information about the deceased person's family and assets.
Next, review the Estates Procedures Brochure (Form No. AOC-E-850) which will help you to answer many questions about how to proceed, including what type of estate to open. The following packet is directed towards those who determine the decedent did not have a will and Regular Administration (Letters of Administration) is necessary.
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