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Since the money was in CA at the time of his death, then CA law controls how that money is distributed. Since his brother was named as beneficiary, payable on death, then that named brother (the beneficiary) is entitled to the money. Israel law is not controlling since that law is only applicable with respect to money/property that was held in Israel at the time of death. Thus, the family cannot claim under Israel law that they are entitled to the money. Under CA law, only the named beneficiary is entitled to the money.
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Thank you. another question regarding the above. My brother's deceased wife passed and the money was passed on to my deceased brother. So he had $300,000 in a Swiss account - then transferred to California. (Again, No Will, No Surviving Child) According to Israeli law, the deceased wife's family claims that they should have received 30% of the money. Again, before my brother passed, he moved the monies to a California account where as surviving brothers were POD. Can the family claim we embezelled the money or that the money passed from the deceased wife should go to them, not my brother -
one more question there are two survivimg brothers who received the monies i live california and the otjer survivimg brother resides in jerusalem israel can the family attach anything to our accounts?
if my brother in israel moves his monies to a bank in california, can the family attach to the CA account