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I am very sorry for your loss. As his girlfriend, she has no inherent rights to any of this assets. The main issue then is someone has to adminster his estate and close it out. Even if its her, she has to follow the law.
If he had a will, you are entitled to view it and see how he wanted his assets to pass. Some assets like bank accounts identify the beneficiary, so the bank would have to distribute to that beneficiary on learning of his passing.
If there is no will, normally a close relative applies to the court to take charge of his affairs including these assets and any estate debts. she must cooperate or the court will intervene. Typically you would hire alocal estate lawyer to handle all of this, and many will agree to get paid out of the estate. As his child, you are likely inheriting by will or otherwise.
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