my father died leaving some money in his bank account. i am the next of kin. please what do i need to do to claim the money .
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You need 2 affidavits of heirship which declares your father’s death, names his spouses and children, names the witness’ relationship to your father, and the assets of the estate. Once the originals are signed and notarized, file them with the county clerk property records. These then need to be given to the bank. This is just a rough outline. You need an attorney to give a proper document.