Liberty Lake, WA asked in Probate for Washington

Q: I’m on my moms bank account. She just passed away, she has no will or power of attorney. Who gets that money?

Mom has just two daughters. Legally separated. Sister is trying to go to court to fight for the account.

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Renee Louise Roman
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Des Moines, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: This may depend on how the bank account was set up. If it was a joint bank account with right of survivorship, you may be entitled to the funds. However, there may also be other factors that determine who would inherit this money. It is best to consult a probate attorney who can explain the inheritance laws in the State of Washington and properly advise you of your legal rights.

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