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What is to be done with bank accounts after a death varies regionally. In some regions, bank accounts are automatically frozen after a death. To avoid any complications, the bank should be notified immediately, and you should find out the procedures for releasing these funds, and how to set up a new account for funds received after the death. It’s recommended that a joint account stay open for at least six months to allow you to deposit any cheques that are made out to the deceased. To take a name off a joint bank account, banks require a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate. If the deceased had a safety deposit box in a bank, the contents can be sealed after death and a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate will be required to gain access to the contents.
Whitley Memorial Funeral Home
330 N. Westnedge Avenue | Kalamazoo, Michigan | 49007 | Phone: (269) 488-2401
Whitley Memorial Arrangement Office
319 Main Street | Battle Creek, Michigan | 49014 | Phone: (866) 631-2401