Q: What can I do to stop my grandma in law from using her deceased husband's credit cards and from opening new cards
A: If it's a joint card, it's none of your business. If the card is in your grandfather's name alone, it may be a crime, or the credit card company may cancel the card upon notification of the cardholder's passing.
A: Mr. Light is a very astute attorney but I slightly disagree. He is right that what your grandmother does with credit cards is NOYB, to some extent, if Grandfather left the estate to her, only or if it is all community property, then all property is hers anyway. But if GF had separate property that he left to his other heirs (of which you are third in line, after your parent) or specific bequests to you, and the continued use of the CC diminished the bequest, then it could be your business. Best course of action- notify the CC companies of the passing of your GF.
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