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My father passed away recently & I'm a joint owner on his checking

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My father passed away recently & I'm a joint owner on his checking account. Can I continue to pay his bills from this account & is it automatically part of the estate?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 year ago.
A joint bank account is not part of an estate unless it was a bank account set up "for your convenience only." If not and it is a regular joint bank account, the money in the account would be your money now. The assets would be non probate assets passing directly to you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the quick and helpful response.
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 year ago.
You are welcome!

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