My mother-in-law was Italian citizen and lived in Italy (with Italian husband), she died last week.
The problem is she also had a UK bank account (which was opened years ago and registered to our UK address). The bank is now asking for a Probate application (I believe this PA1 Form) but this is being handled in Italy. They where both retired and I assume this money should simply go to the husband.
She kept it due to lack of trust in Italian banks, euro doing badly, etc. My wife is a signatory on the account.
I am a bit stuck as to what to say to the bank! I think if I can get the Italian equivalent probate forms and letters translated (and certified) then the bank should except those but I am not sure - it is a real mess.
Any advice appreciated.