I paid all the fees associated with opening and closing an estate for my dad because he dies intestate. Can I claim those attorney's fees on my 2012 taxes? He had nothing other than clothing, etc.
We did a Disposition without Formal Administration so that we could get his personal property out of storage (he had cancer & was seeking treatment in another state so he stored all of his things) because legally the storage company couldn't release his property us without court documentation. I paid the attorney's fees and funeral expenses on my own.