Theres a ton of papers to fill out before you can get that money out of the bank. Don't no body but a lawyer know all the forms and where to get 'em. As much as I can't stand lawyers this is one time your mouth piece will earn his keep.
It will help if you got a copy of his will. If not that you gotta have your lawyer talk to their lawyer and straighten it out. The good part is lawyers respect each other.
Rocmike did you inherit any money when you claimed you died?