My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: KY
My Mom passed away 9 months ago & she had a will but the probate office told me that the will means nothing since there wasn't anything solely in my Mom's name. The only thing that had my Mom's name on when she passed was a checking account but my name was on it as well. Is the probate office right? I just want to do what I need to do & not get in any legal trouble.
Also how do I prove my Mom did not have an estate? I have a check from the Nursing Home she was in mad out to the Estate & I can't do anything with it. Is there anyway to prove there wasn't an estate without getting a lawyer involved?