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I live in california and I need to open an estate account

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I live in california and I need to open an estate account for my father's estate. It will require two signatures and all of the banks I've contacted do not offer this service due to a liability issue. Are there any banks left that offer this service?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Stephen G. replied 10 months ago.

Have you tried to open a business checking account at a major bank such as Bank of America?

Why do you need two signatures?

How about an account for the estate where either one of the Co-Executors or Administrators can sign & leave the

policing up to each other in that you agree to only make disbursements that you both approve. That could be done

by making a list of the disbursements before they are released and have both parties sign indicating approval to make the disbursements by check. In other words you have a voucher type system where you have to have that signed before either party issues a check. This is something you should be able to control internally if you can't open that type of account in a convenient bank. Normally banks will do that for business accounts.

Expert:  Stephen G. replied 10 months ago.

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Thanks very much,

Steve G.