Canadian husband passed....
My beloved Canadian husband passed away a few weeks ago. He permanently lived in Belgium since +/- 16 years. He has bank accounts in Canada and Belgium and was supposed to retire in July this year.
His 2 adult children live in Canada, and had a proxy that gave them access to all his accounts there. They came to Belgium for their Dad's funeral and we saw a notary here who had them sign a proxy so that I can deal with this side of things... pretty straight forward !
Since they went back to Canada, they've been trying to figure out something there to get access to his accounts, to no avail. As soon as they found out that my husband was deceased, banks locked up and gave no more info. Now the banks are saying that the only way we can solve the problem is that I sign an authentified doc saying that I renounce everything in favor of my husband's children. The notary here still has to check, but he says that if I sign that paper, that might mean that I renounce everything in Canada, including my widow pension and other things he wanted me to get. The notary also says that he never heard of anyone being able to renounce in one country and not in the other !
Now what ? Has anyone here faced this kind of problem before and how did they solve it ? Thanks for any useful info that you could share !