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My stepfather passed away last year leaving the estate to my

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My stepfather passed away last year leaving the estate to my mother, the bank has written to my mother about accounts still open in his name, unfortunately my mother passed away a few months ago and the bank won't deal with me as I'm a step child ( but am Executor of my mothers estate), how do I go about closing the bank accounts in his name? I am in Scotland
JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me where this is?
Customer: Scotland
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: I have the Death Certificate from my step father also his birth certificate and all legal paperwork also I have the Death Certificate from my mother
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Customer: I am not aware of any biological children by my stepfather

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Thank you I am just looking over this for you now.

Thank you for the question.  The banks should deal with you provided you can show them you are the executor of the estate.  I would therefore send them a copy of the Will showing you are the executor and then provide a copy of the death certificate.  It is the the executors responsibly to deal with these matters therefore once they have been provided this they should deal with you.  If this not the case, they may want authorisation of the Will, you could have this certified by a solicitor.  

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I hope this information proved helpful. You will find a local solicitor who deals with these matters on the law society webpage which is as follows;

https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/ (England)

https://www.lawscot.org.uk/find-a-solicitor/ (Scotland)

https://www.lawsociety.ie/Find-a-Solicitor/Solicitor-Firm-Search/ (Ireland)

https://www.lawsoc-ni.org/solicitors (N. Ireland)

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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
It is my stepfather account that thd bank want to close. The bank said I have to get probate but I'm not sure how to do this in Scotland

To do this in Scotland, you need to see the form C1 for what is called confirmation this is probate in Scotland.