How to Find Out if Someone Died with Any Assets

Does this sound like you? “My uncle (or grandfather or other relative) died. I think he left me something. How do I find out if there are any assets?”

We get these calls all the time.

Let’s talk about why a lawyer isn’t the best person to call (yet), a few things you can do on your own, and when to hire a professional.

Involved with a probate estate? Writing your will?  Pick up a copy of my book:

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How Probate Works: A Guide for Executors, Heirs, and Families

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A testimonial from a reader:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “As I begin down this path with my parent’s estate, I found this resource very helpful. While the task before me now seems even more daunting than before, it’s more of an informed weight as I have an idea of what’s coming and how much it will require of me. It’s no longer the mysterious unknown that feels overwhelming, but a process that I can work through one piece at a time.”

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