What declares an estate closed. There is still accounts open that we are waiting for her to close, therefor I assume it is still open, which would mean she should be able to provide it correct?
It means that all issues of the estate have been taken care of and the court has officially entered judgment that the estate is closed. So if accounts still remain open, the estate would not be considered closed.
Also, how would I find out what the probate number is?
I am assuming you mean the probate court phone number? You would need to contact the local court clerk where you father died for the probate number. For NY these are called the Surrogate's courts. The links to their contact information is below:
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