Crossville, TN asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Tennessee

Q: My father recently passed away with no will. My brother and I are the only heirs. I have POA but am afraid it is no

Longer Valid after death. There is roughly 100k in a bank account with no POD or anyone else on the account. The only other thing he owned was a paid for vehicle worth about 5k. And only has approximately $1,000 in debts. How do we go about removing the money to split between the two of us?

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: That amount of money will require a full probate before the bank will release the funds. You would be best served by hiring a probate attorney in your area to assist you with this. You are correct that the POA is no longer valid after death.

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