What to do if my grandfather died and left a key to a safety deposit box but we have know idea at what bank its at nor can we find his attorney?

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What to do if my grandfather died and left a key to a safety deposit box but we have know idea at what bank its at nor can we find his attorney?

Asked on April 25, 2012 under Estate Planning, California

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  You are going to have to do a little snooping around.  Generally speaking, people usually have keys to boxes in the banks in which they do their banking.  The box number is usually witten some where in the bank records as linked to their account. Once a personal reppresentative is appointed he or she can inquire as to if there is a box at local banks- those near to his home are a good place to start - and by sending a letter to the banks.  Good luck. 


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