What is the name of your state? Oregon
my father died recently, no will...very little assets. we have a rather unique situation. due to circumstance i'd rather not mention in a public forum, my sister had power of attorney and was taking care of my father's bills and what not. my father was a former public employee who had money directly deposited into his checking account once a month. there was no physical property to be distributed, he had probably $80,000 to $100,000 in his bank accounts. (as far as i know)
my sister took care of planning the funeral and burying my father. we've spoken several times and my sister seems understandibly overwelmed. none of us really know how to proceed.
i guess my question is this: what should we do now? what are our rights & responsibilities? although i know from friends whose parents have passed, that assets should go into probate...is it different in our case because my sister had power of attorney and was also on all of my father's bank accounts?