My father died in England October 2019. He was a British Citizen and did live in Canada for 4 years until about 4 years

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Customer: My father died in England October 2019. He was a British Citizen and did live in Canada for 4 years until about 4 years ago and then went back. He never obtained Citizenship here. He has a bank account here in Canada and I was the POA. He always told me to use the money but I never wanted to. Now he has died I want to use the money but apparently I can't touch it as the POA is worthless. What steps do I take now to get the money?
JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?
Customer: He has a will in England but nothing has been done yet.
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: I was told by his Lawyer in England they have no juristiction here What do you mean? He had a TD Canada Bank account with proof that I was his POA
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I am in Canada. I am his Daughter. He is buried in England
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Hello, your fathers estate has to authorize the funds in Canada be released to you. In order for that to happen the estate has to provide proof of death and that the estate executor authorized the funds to be released to you.
Customer
Hello. So I contact my Dad's Lawyer in England and provide the death cert to authorize the bank?
Customer
authorize the bank here in Canada?
Customer
But his Lawyer in England who is the executer said that she has no jurisdiction in Canada
Customer
Can you please tell me if I'm correct?
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Jurisdiction has nothing to do with it. They provide you with letter stating his estate releases the funds to you as a beneficiary and copy of will and death certificate
Customer
I am hoping it will be treated separate
Customer
Okay. His will doesn't mention his money in Canada. Does that matter? I am frankly concerned that his Canada account will be just added to his UK funds.
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Are you a designated beneficiary under the will?
Customer
I am
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Can you respond without calling?
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Hi
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Thank you.
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I am the only Daughter.
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James Macdonnell, Expert

Get those materials provide to bank and I think you should have no problem.
Customer
Thank you very much.
Customer
Thank you for your help ��
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You’re welcome!
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