Thank you for your replys. My understanding is that my brother was able to transfer the stocks to his name, and there has been no probate court involved because there was no will. Property automatically goes to us. I guess he provided them with a death certificate and that was enough. Our relationship good and I would love to just ask him for proof, but that could cause a problem {you know, "you don't trust me?" situation). I will if i have to, but i wondered if I was out of bounds to call the broker first. Depending on their answer I may not need to even bring it up. Of course, if I find they were not spilt evenly, I would definitely have a talk. mr. fromm says i should make the call regardless, so I will. Just between us ;-) Thanks again!