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My daughter had a joint account with an x partner (which she tried to close recently and take off the joint name on the account), the x partner withdrew all the monies last Friday in person at the bank . As the bank allowed the withdrawal without my d's knowledge, how is that possible. My d is the only contributor to the account

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

NSW

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My d is trying to contact a lawyer- she works off shore. She's tried to contact and recover the monies but not successful. She will contact the police and immigration as the x is a Spanish national.

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What's her step by step process in this situation please

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Australia Law
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
That's fine
Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 7 months ago

Good Morning

Was the account open so that each of them can withdraw without the others signature?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Im talking to my d, sorry she rang from the off shore site
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
ok, what is the 1st step?
Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 7 months ago

Good Morning

If the account allowed both of them to withdraw then she cannot blame the bank for what they did.

Did they have any assets and how long were they together?

I have offered you the option of a call to discuss this is detail. It is an extra fee but it will make it easier to explain.

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