I live in Canada and my mother recently passed away in Californa. The bank was notified at time of death- several months ago now. Should the bank allow payments (like monthly health insurance) to continue to be processed even after they have been notified of the death and what documentation can they demand to release the funds to me the sole family member and named benificiary of her will. They are currently indicating I must come in person to their branch (several thousand miles from me and different country) or have a letter of instruction notarized at a US consolate.....again approx 500miles away. Any guidance appreciated.