Asked in
Income Garnishment
Commercial Bank and Checking Accounts

Are you entitled to half of a joint bank account?


User Avatar
Wiki User
January 21, 2008 3:46AM

No, you have an undivided interest in the entire bank account and it is up to you and the other joint tenants of the account to agree how the account will be used. If you are the sole remaining joint owner, then the entire account becomes yours. If you die before one or more other joint tenants, you and your estate have no further claim to the account, even if it was entirely your money that was deposited.