Q: My mother died Without a will and a joint account with my brother. He refuses to probate the estate. What are my options
My brother says since he shared a joint account with my mother when she passed he is not legally obligated to split the estate and inheritance. And all her money belongs to him. She had no Will from what I understand which means her estate should have gone through the probate process.
I wanna know is this true and is there anyway I can fight this ?
Not sure if this is relevant but she had a decent sum of money.
They have also had the join account for years for the convenience of paying bills online she wasn’t good with computers.
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A: you should consult with a lawyer familiar with estates on this. the answer is "it depends" if the only asset mother owned was the joint account with your brother there is a good chance he is correct. but there are other factors which could be involved which could change that answer
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