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In response to my query about bank a/c of my deceased father and mother,bank wants to have proof that I am their legal heir. We are 2 sisters and one brother. I am legatee in their Wills. Brother was executor in father's Will. There is no executor in mother's Will.
Am I legal heir without or with Will? What proof will satisfy the bank?
2. Both father and mother's Will are under challenge in civil court.
3. Brother applied for probate of father's Will. Application was dismissed as non-maintainable, since probate is not required in UP. This Will has not been proved or disproved.

Dear Kumud
You are a legal heir as far as Hindu Succession Act is concerned. But as the veracity of both the wills are under challenge,  there is nothing more that can be done at this time. You can apply to get a succession certificate in your name in the court to transfer the locker in your name.

Please understand that I have given my advice as per the details given by you which is not sufficient to give acomplete reply. I would advice you to consult a civil lawyer in your locality who will be able to help you in detail and find a solution to your problems  

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