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If there is not much money then the bank will not require you to apply to administer the estate.
Generally, you may just need a copy of the death certificate.
What else are the saying you need?
The bank wants something that says I would be a beneficiary of her assets. There is no will. I am her next of kin.
Are there any siblings?
my twin brother
Then you are both beneficiaries.
You realize that right?
So the bank needs something signed by both of you.
Did they say they would take a sworn Affidavit?
They didn't tell me what they would accept exactly or I don't remember.
Why not contact them tomorrow and find out exactly what they will accept?
Where do you live?
The bank is in Toronto
If they want an Affidavit you can get a paralegal to do that.
Paralegals are licenced in Ontario and are not expensive.
So call the bank tomorrow and find out and then retain a paralegal in Trenton if necessary.
Sounds like a plan.
Do you feel we are done for now then?
Do i hit accept at this point?
Take good care and I am sorry for your loss.