Crest Hill, IL asked in Banking and Probate for Illinois

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.

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Drew R. Ball
Drew R. Ball
Answered
  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

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.

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