The quote above is from New Mexico unclaimed property department regarding sole surviving son's (me) application to receive the about $15k they hold as my deceased father's unclaimed property ( oil production proceeds). Father died intestate and there is no documentation other than the 1987 death certificate). New Mexico paid similar claim to me by check in 1996, but apparently under new departmental regulations they now need "Ltrs of Admin" from court. ? Which court ?
Will I have to hire a New Mexico lawyer?
Would an simple affidavit by me work to appoint me the authority to administer the estate?