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Question: My father recently died ( he was 92 yrs) He lived in Iowa and was in a Nursing home.He was a US Veteran, I was the rep Payee for his checking account, his only daughter, and his VA fiduary, only one to make his funeral arrangements and pay the mortuary. He had no will, do I need to file formal estate paperwork and all other documents since I am his heir ? I do not have the money to file.

Answer: This website answers questions based on Arizona law.  Arizona follows the uniform probate code.  Iowa does not, so we are unable to answer questions based on Iowa law.  I am assuming that your father lived and died in Iowa which would make Iowa probate law the governing law for the situation.  I am giving you the website for Iowa legal aid in the hope you will find answers there and someone to assist you.  Go to: https://www.iowalegalaid.org/.

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  • My father recently died ( he was 92 yrs) He lived in Iowa and was in a Nursing home.He was a US Veteran, I was the rep Payee for his checking account, his only daughter, and his VA fiduary, only one to make his funeral arrangements and pay the mortuary. He had no will, do I need to file formal estate paperwork and all other documents since I am his heir ? I do not have the money to file.

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