My grandma died and I became the head of the estate from the courthouse one year after she died. She was under an older person non-profit program, where they paid her bills at the time of her death and they have been blocking me from being able to talk to everyone about her estate or debt. I couldn't even change it where they weren't getting her mail after her death. I know she had credit card debt and irs debt. I'm not really sure what to do because I got contacted by the trustee office saying I had to prove I was the head of her estate (which I now have) to get the money from her house being foreclosed on and the non-profit group had no rights to it. But now I'm not really sure if anyone tired to contact them to pay off her debt. I got an envelope of open mail 9 months after her death with letters saying her house was getting foreclosed on and a letter from the irs saying she owed. I also have no papers to file her taxes either. They also have an incomplete death cert. they keep trying to pass off to places. They won't talk to me because I wasn't on her account. They also closed all of her bank accounts 2 days after she died and pulled all the money from it. How do i proceed?
It sounds like there is a lot going on here. If you have been appointed the personal representative of your grandmother's estate, the facility should speak with you. If you have provided them with a certified copy of the letters testamentary you were given by the court and they are still not communicating with you, it may be necessary to hire an attorney who specializes in probate administration and litigation. There are often time limits in situations like this, so I would not delay in calling around to some probate attorneys in your area.
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