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MY BROTHER IS ON MY CHECKING ACCOUNT , WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I PASS AWAY. DOES THE ACCOUNT GO TO MY ESTATE OR CAN MY BROTHER USE THE BALANCE.?

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Answered on Mar 13th, 2017 at 12:19 PM

If he is on as an owner, the account would automatically become his when you die.  If he is on the account as a signer, it would go to your estate. 

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