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Grandpa put money in a bank acc with his name and mine for a graduation present but he passed away a year ago am i able to get the money?

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  • 2 months ago

    If it was in your name and his, it was probably already your joint account?  Therefore, you already "owned" all the money in that account, as did he. Now that he's gone, you can "get the money", assuming you're "of legal age" under the bank's policy and local laws.  You can also open a new account to receive the money or use his death certificate to have him removed from "your" previously joint account.

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  • 2 months ago

    Of course.  It's your bank account too, so why wouldn't you be able to withdraw whatever money is in the account?

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  • Judith
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    2 months ago

    IF it truly was a joint account which means that the money in the account belonged to both of you.  Legally either one of you could have drained the account and there would be nothing the other could do about it.  Now that he is gone, it is your money.  It does not have to go through probate.  Visit the bank with a certified copy of his death certificate and have his name removed from the account.

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Ask th bank to find out how the account was set up.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    it all depends on many things there is no guarantee

    a bank account in both names is very vague 

    if the account was  "in your name" you should have drawing rights ...  

       

    • ron h
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Vague. Yep

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  • 2 months ago

    Take a copy of the death certificate to the bank along with your ID and ask for the money.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes by getting a copy of his death certificate and going to the bank to prove he died nd they will remove his name from the account, so it will be in your name only

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Whose name is on the bank account? Yours? Its your account and your money.

    His? Its his estates account and money.

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  • 2 months ago

    If your name is on the account then you should be able to access the money on it.  If you can not, then you would need to take a copy of his death certificate to the bank along with proof that you (or your parents) are his legal heir.  the bank can then transfer the account to your name alone.

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You need to talk to whoever is Executor of his Will .

    • ron h
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Need to talk to the bank.  An executor will likely try to take control of Alex's money.

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