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If a person adds a second name to a savings account before he dies and that second person is not in the will of the deceased, does the account belong to the second person who is not in the will?

If a person adds a second name to a savings account before he dies and that second person is not in the will of the deceased, does the account belong to the second person who is not in the will, or is it frozen at death for the distribution of funds going to the will?

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When a joint owner (joint tenant) on an account dies, the surviving owner gets the deceased owner's share of the joint tenancy property straight away. This is called the "right of survivorship." The property doesn't go through probate, so what's in the deceased's will is not relevant. So, as you can imagine, adding a joint tenant owner to an account can sometimes prove to be problematic.

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