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I am the second signer on my late common law wife's

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I am the second signer on my late common law wife's accounts. She willed the accounts to her children, they are wanting me to transfer the money into their accounts prior to probate. Should I do this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  MIAMILAW1127 replied 1 year ago.

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No. You should open up probate and transfer the money once probate is open. The reason being that you are required to notify any and all creditors and pay off all of the descendant's debts prior to making a disbursal to any beneficiaries.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Since I am not in the will, what are my legal ramifications if I did it?
Expert:  MIAMILAW1127 replied 1 year ago.

Are you the executor of the estate?

If you are not, you will be held liable for any actions you take that impact the estate. In this case, any creditors could potentially come after you for disbursing the funds.

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