Q: My father has a bank acct. in PR and has passed away.My Brother is executor.Can His stepmom close the bank acct.?
No one is on the bank acct. but My Father. She is his ex wife but we have no papers to prove that.
A: If your brother is the executor he needs to file the necessary paperwork with the Court in the County where your father resided at the time of his death. That being said, there is a significant amount of work that must be put into your father's estate to ensure it is properly handled. You and your brother would be well advised to retain an attorney on behalf of his estate to handle these matters. I wish you the best.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.