Access Safe Deposit Box After Death of Loved One

access safe deposit box after death

What do you do when the decedent held a safe deposit box, but no one else has access to the box itself. This is a common situation, and we often receive phone calls from people asking how they can access the safe deposit box after death of a family member. It is common knowledge that people use safe deposit boxes to store their important documents. This article will explain what procedures you have available to access a safe deposit box, particularly if the decedent has used the box to store will and/or trust.

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By |2018-05-08T15:07:59-07:00April 18th, 2018|

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Sandra M. McCarthy, founder of / A People’s Choice Inc., has worked exclusively in the legal field since 1976. She served as the 2004-2005 President of CALDA (California Association of Legal Document Assistants). She obtained a Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During her career in the legal field, she has worked as a freelance paralegal, law office manager and paralegal studies teacher, and has co-authored numerous legal publications and written hundreds of self-help legal articles. As a registered Legal Document Assistant, Sandy is dedicated to providing affordable, low-cost, self-help document preparation services for California consumers in all 58 counties.