Reporting the death of a Fidelity account owner
Once we receive your notification, we can restrict accounts and the inheritance process can begin.
From information on probate and wills, to guidelines for executors and trustees, we've developed the resources to help prepare you for the steps ahead.
Our simple checklist will guide you through what documents to collect and what steps to take, giving you the confidence you need to move forward.
Taking the next step
Things to consider
When inheriting a retirement account
If you've inherited an IRA or other retirement account, find out how the specifics of your situation will affect the decisions you need to make.
If you're searching for solutions to help you manage an inheritance or a loved one's estate, Fidelity® Wealth Services can pair you with an advisor who can help you plan around your full financial picture.Learn more
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