My brother in lwas recently commited suicide. His was divorced andd had two small children ages 7 and 5. His parents gave his ex-wife a death certificate, so she can get his social security. All of his possessions were released to his parents as next of kin. The ex wife called the bank that held the note on the truck and claimed that the truck had been stolen by his parents. He had bought the truck after the divorce, so her name is no where on it. His parents took the vehicle to the police station and dropped it off. Can she legally do this? And what financial obligations will his parents have for the truck, even if it is turned in? Who is legally next of kin, the divorce was final March 2008He did not leave a will, or any other type of written notification as to how the estate was to be handled. The family does not what to take anything from the children, But had decided to hold onto his things until the kids were older.