my husband died in car accident 10 years ago no will or trust just left me bills and two small children to raise,he had small amount of stock and I need to put in my name do I need a legal document showing I am the only heir to proceed probably around 1000.00 value. I live in Colorado now and am having trouble getting bank or anyone to help me.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Get an original copy of the death certificate and execute an Affidavit (JDF 999).
Then present them to the broker/bank/etc. You will want an original death certificate for each Affidavit you present.
Look for the Instructions (JDF 998) also.
http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/JDF 998 Instructions for Small Estate Affidavit R8-11.pdf
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