Is it essential in the event of death to have my hubands name changed on our bank account to 'estate of ........' instead of leaving it in mine and his names?
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No-just send the death certificate to the bank and the account will be placed in your name as survivor
A joint account passes to the survivor on death, and does not fall into the estate.
So there is no legal requirement for the bank to change his name into 'estate of ...'?
There is not. The account should just pass over to you
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