Q: Do I really have to go through probate in Wisconsin to close my deceased mother's bank account which only has 1300.00.
There was suppose to be a POD on her account but they can't find it. We live in Wisconsin.
A: If you cannot convince the Bank to transfer funds with an Affidavit of Heirship/ Next of Kin, then it may not be worth the time and money to get the funds. Call a WI attorney about a possible summary probate or Affidavit, but it may be best to forget about those funds. Banks keep decedent's money everyday.
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