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Q: My father passed away yesterday without having a will. He Don’t have any property or land he only has $1200 in an accoun

He died without any insurance I was trying to get the money to go toward his funeral expenses. I’m his biological son

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You can check to see who are the authorized signatories on the account with the Bank. But if he owned it individually, noone else has access to it right now. Sometimes a Bank will consider an Affidavit of Heirship as evidence of the Next Of Kin entitled to the personal property. Otherwise you will need to file a Small Estate Affidavit to marshal up the assets. Many times it is not financially justifiable.

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