Prattville, AL asked in Collections and Probate for Alabama

Q: Can debt be collected from my checking?

We have a shared checking account. In Alabama. No will, no real-estate, no investments, nothing at all but a joint checking account. No joint accounts nothing has my name on it. After the death of the other person on the checking account can any debt be collected from the checking account?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN

A: If a creditor gets a judgment against one of the account holders, then it can be collected from any account which he has an interest in regardless of other owners. A few creditors like the IRS can levy without a judgment.

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