My son died without children or a spouse. How do I get control of his old bank account and car?

Kenton county had me fill out a form asking for losses due to funeral
preparations, but this doesn’t seem right. I am trying to get control of his car
for his brother’s use and bank account to prevent a corporation from profiting
off of my son’s death. No will, no children, and no spouse.

Asked on November 13, 2018 under Estate Planning, Kentucky

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

When someone dies without a Will, they die "intestate". Accordingy intestacy laws will control the distribution of their estate. In this case, since you are your son's only heir, you are entited to his assets. Here is a link to a site that will explain further: https://courts.ky.gov/resources/publicationsresources/Publications/P88ProbateGuideforProSeLitigants609.pdf

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

When someone dies without a Will, they die "intestate". Accordingy intestacy laws will control the distribution of their estate. In this case, since you are your son's only heir, you are entited to his assets. Here is a link to a site that will explain further: https://courts.ky.gov/resources/publicationsresources/Publications/P88ProbateGuideforProSeLitigants609.pdf


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