If I'm the only living biological next of kin, am I entitled to my late parents' estate if no Will was filed through the court?

Question Details: I just found out my mother passed away last month. I was not informed; I was not on speaking terms for her as she dismissed everyone from her life. I was told there is no Will filed at the courthouse. I cannot get information on who is handling any of the estate or belongings.

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