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Tell you whether there was a signed form at the bank that gave him a right of survivorship?
I'm so sorry to hear that.
I understand that she put him on the bank account but what I'm asking is whether she signed a form in addition to putting him on the accounts that stated to the bank that she was giving him a right of survivorship. Do you know that?
The law is that those bank accounts do form part of the estate and do not vest in your brother unless your grandmother signed a specific document with the bank.
The reason why is courts have found that when A senior adds someone younger to the account it is usually simply so that they can assist the senior in banking. It is not to make a gift. So if the senior wishes to make a gift the senior must sign a specific form with the bank. It doesn't sound like that happened because I think if it did you would have been told. I do think that your best next step would be to consult with an estate lawyer face to face.
You're very welcome.
I hope this works out for you.