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Thank you for your question. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Did the will go through any sort of probate process? If so, is the probate still open?
Nothing has been settled that we know of. When I asked my brother about this, he will hedge the question. I asked why he still has Dad's bank account open and he said that he cannot make the final distributions until he pays back the money he owes to the account. He said the account has to remain open in case there are any other taxes owed. The accounting firm filed all the final tax returns within the year after dad's death. How do I find out if the probate is still open?