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My brother has recently died and I have to prove to his bank

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hello my brother has recently died and I have to prove to his bank that I am his sister his next of kin how do I do this?
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: I have both our birth certificates i have his bank cards etc but i suppose not much else
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Customer: my brother was not married
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  MARTINT330 replied 19 days ago.

Hello, my name is***** hope you are well today. I am a qualified Solicitor, and I will be able to help you by providing you with an answer to your question today. I specialise in UK and Irish Law. I am not always online but rest assured if I do not respond immediately I will respond when I return.

Expert:  MARTINT330 replied 19 days ago.

Is there anything else you feel is relevant to your question or anything else you would like to add before we continue?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
No I just need to know how I can prove I am his sister
Expert:  MARTINT330 replied 19 days ago.

In that case, you need to follow these documents to prove that you are his sister.

  • The original Death Certificate, Fact of Death, or Coroner's Certificate.
  • The will to confirm who is entitled to deal with the estate.
  • If there's no will, a Grant of Probate to confirm who the executor of the estate is.
  • Proof of the next of kin's identity and address.

If you're the next of kin, you'll need to make sure that all documents are original and that at least one piece of ID contains your full name.

Expert:  MARTINT330 replied 19 days ago.

Is there anything else I can help with today?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
How do I get a Grant of Probate?
Expert:  MARTINT330 replied 18 days ago.

You may check if you can apply for probate. Only certain people can apply for probate. Who can apply depends on whether or not there’s a will.

If there’s a will, executors named in it can apply.

If there’s not a will, the closest living relative can apply.

Expert:  MARTINT330 replied 17 days ago.

You can apply for probate yourself online or by post. This can be cheaper than paying a probate practitioner (such as a solicitor) to apply for you.

This is the address you need to apply.

Expert:  MARTINT330 replied 17 days ago.

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