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My wife died last week and she had 50 grand in a bank account

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My wife died last week and she had 50 grand in a bank account in her name we have wills but I have heard I might have to go to probate is this true

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Martyn
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

You should ask the bank but generally if the bank account has more than £15000 knit probate is required. It might be that the bank would make an exception for a husband where the bank account is the only item of estate but you will have to ask them directly. Normally probate will be needed.

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