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My grandmothers executor is my aunt, whom is still alive. In this instance what are my options?
Can I ask my aunt to contact the bank and relinquish the account to me?
The bank did say that they don't think my aunt knows the account exsists, if I tell my aunt about the account is there a possibility that she could keep all the money?
A: You can, but the bank will still require that every beneficiary of your grandmother's estate sign a document disclaiming their interest in the account.
A: The general rule is that you're entitled to the account proceeds, but it's up to the executor/personal representative to collect the account, inventory it as part of the estate and then distribute it to you. See Estate of Allen, 12 Cal.App.4th 1762 (CA App. 2/3/1993).
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