What is to be done with bank accounts after a death varies. To avoid any complications, the bank should be notified immediately, and you should find out their procedure, and how to set up a new account for funds received after the death, if applicable. It’s recommended that a joint account stay open for at least six months to allow you to deposit any cheques that are made out to the deceased. To take a name off a joint bank account, banks require a Proof of Death Certificate. These are obtained from the funeral home. If the deceased had a safety deposit box in a bank, the contents can be sealed after death and a Proof Death Certificate may be required to gain access to the contents.
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