Closing a soctiabank account without a will
My dad died 7 months ago in China without a will. There is no trustee and his assets were minimal.
I went to Scotiabank today to try to close his bank account and liquidate any remaining money (not much). I brought the death certificate and a few other documents confirming my identify, his, and his death, as well as a declaration (to be notarized) that I’m his sole beneficiary and there was no will etc.
The woman I met with seemed rather baffled by the situation and said that she can’t do anything without a will or trustee. She will escalate it and we’ll see what comes if it.
In the interim, has anyone dealt with this before? My situation appears to be uncommon but if there’s anything more I can do to expedite things, that would be much appreciated!