Nix on investments but everything else is fair game!Accepted answer
Emma, in the U.S., individual states set the amount of estates that do not require probate. Your first step would be to contact his bank and confirm this amount. If his total estate is less than this amount, toy would, as next of min, be able to simply claim any funds in his account. If it is over the state allowance, the estate would be required to go through probate with an appointed executor. If you need futher assistance, don't hesitate to contact Directly.com. Good luck!