I am the sole heir to my sister's estate. I have not been able to get bonded as I have no income at the moment and I filed bankruptcy in 2005. I do have assets in excess of the amount the court is requiring the bond amount to be. My attorney says that the court insists that I be bonded, although I have not received any documentation stating this fact. He suggested that he petition the court to appoint him the personal representative and then I can proceed as if I was the personal representative. The only document I have received from the court states that I have been appointed personal representative and to immediately begin acting as such, following the specific instructions that are included in the text of the rest of the document. My attorney says it's a form letter everyone gets.I requested copies of all documents that my attorney has filed and has received from the court and the court-bonding people . I was not given the copy of the first petition he filed with the court nor the judgments from the first petition or the amended petition. His secretary said they were not in the file. I asked him to site the specific Oregon Revised Statues that were preventing me from serving as PR with no bond as I am the only heir and there is no one else left to contest. That was four days ago and he still hasn't given me that info either.