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Were married in community of property. My Bank informs me

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We're married in community of property. My Bank informs me that my wife's savings account will not be frozen with the rest of my accounts when I kick the bucket. Is this a fact?
Good afternoon,

It is a very friendly attitude of the bank, but legally speaking all assets of the joint estate will be under control of the executor of your estate, including your wife's savings account. You should perhaps consider appointing your wife as executor of your estate, and then she can appoint someone to assist her, but at least she will be in control.

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