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Old 02-08-2010, 06:19 AM
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Estate could be open several months to a year or more. Transfers and stuff occur at your leisure to some extent. Once everything is done, you (the lawyer) go back to the courthouse and tell them (ask them?) to close it out. Done. I dont know if you need to have a "reading of the will" or if you just inform them and mail heirs a copy maybe.

For handling bank stuff, insurance etc, youll need death certificates and the document provided by the court showing that you are executor. They are called "letters of administration" here in MD as I recall, or something like that.
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