Ask the broker.
I assume you are a named beneficiary on the account
and also gave them a death certificate and a copy of your drivers license.
They sometimes need a letter of instruction.
The broker you are dealing with can answer your questions on what they need and how long it will take.
If you need a court order-it will take a while.
The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.
The Edward Jones broker should be able to tell you.
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