Estate or death question?
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See an attorney about a small estate to get access to the funds. It is likely you may need to pay for the funeral expenses up front before getting anything from the estate.
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I am very sorry about your father's death. Given the facts that you laid out, probate should not be necessary and you should be able to access the remaining money in the bank account with a small estate affidavit. That will allow you to pay the funeral. The remaining creditors are out of luck, due to the absence of a probate estate.
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