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My father died over 3 years ago but had a bank balance of $4277 still at Santander bank. I am the only child and he had to spouse. i did not have power of attorney. what legal doc do I need to prove to bank I am allowed to close his account

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state this is in? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?

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Lawyer's Assistant: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?

No paperwork has been filed. my father died at a nursing home and he was supported from the State..he had no resources

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

We assumed the nursing home would claim anything left in his bank account but after 3 years they have not.

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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

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You can file a "small estate affidavit" with the probate court and have the clerks sign off on it. They should have the form to complete and file. Once you get a stamped copy back from the clerks, you send a copy of it to the bank (or take it in) and they will then surrender any funds to you.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
the probate court in the town where the bank is located?
Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 5 months ago

No, the probate court in the county where mother was a resident when she passed.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
ok thank you
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You are very welcome. Happy to help any time.

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Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 5 months ago

Hello again,

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I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

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Did you have any further questions I can help with?

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