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Yes, you do have a claim against your sister. Once your dad died, unless she was a named beneficiary on that account, she had no right to access that account at all. Rather, it became an asset of your dad's estate and subject to the terms of his will, and if he had no will, subject to the NJ intestate succession laws. And, until someone is appointed by the court as executor of her estate, no one has any authority to draw any funds out of that account unless a joint account owner or named as a beneficiary in the event of the death of the account holder.
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