Q: My mother has a will filed in Erie county ny She has passed away in a nursing home . She has no outstanding debt of any
Kind .all she has is a small joint checking account of 13,000 dollars. It is in her name and my name her daughter and I am executor of her will . Do I need to file probate or can I just close the joint account with proof of her death . There is no home or property or assets of any other kind . Ty so much for any help . Sincerely , lost daughter
A: If you are a joint owner it is your account as much as it was hers. No need to probate her will.
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A: You do not need a probate. Just close the account as you stated.
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