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You do have recourse here. Although in general a joint account vests automatically in the surviving owner upon the death of the first owner, there is a critical exception. You can contest that the joint account was merely set up for convenience and the decedent did not intend for the joint owner to get the entire account at death. This does not happen in the case of spouses, but can happen where there is an elderly person and one child is added to the account to assist the elderly person to pay his/her bills. In that event, you can show the court your fact situation and the court can rule the right of survivorship should not apply. Given your facts, in my experience, you would prevail in this endeavor!
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