If the estate
is less than $100k here and there are no creditors I would try a small estate affidavit.You complete it and submit it to the bank here, there is no filing with probate
If they will not accept this then you would use the forms below to apply for regular probate CC-302,CC-303, CC-305, court here at hearing on your petition issues you letters of administration, this allows you to claim funds.
Forms referenced above here.
You get the EIN number online from IRS..
Usse the sight above to get your EIN number, be aware lots of fake sites this is the legitimate one.
You file your petition here, they post notice, you get hearing date to appear to get your petition heard and then you receive letters of administration--these allow you to act on behalf of the estate and access funds.
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