Yes, financial institutions limit access to the deceased’s account for security reasons.

It will be necessary for you, as the liquidator, to show certain documents in order to open an estate account that will allow you to have access to the sums held in the deceased’s bank and investment accounts. To this effect, the following documents will be required and requested: the will search certificates, the death certificate issued by the Director of Civil Status, the last will in force as well as a certified copy of the marriage contract of the deceased or an authentic copy of the divorce decree of the deceased.