Is it legal to close a bank account that is in three brothers’ name since one brother had died? 3 Answers as of April 01, 2014

Would this account be part of the trust?

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Law Office of Jeffrey T. Reed | Jeffrey T. Reed
Check with the bank, but usually the account belongs to the survivors. They can do whatever they want with it unless it was in the name of the trust, then it should go through the trust and be distributed according to the terms of the trust.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/1/2014
Law Office Of Victor Waid
Law Office Of Victor Waid | Victor Waid
Not being able to read the trust, suggest you obtain the service of a estate planning lawyer to review the trust. conduct in these types of matters without legal advice has long term consequences, rightly or wrongly.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/1/2014
James Law Group
James Law Group | Christine James
More information is needed. It depends upon exactly how the account is titled. Contact the bank - they will be able to tell you what you can do with the account. If it is not titled in the trust, it is not likely a trust asset - especially if it has co-owners.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/31/2014
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