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The day before he passed cleaned out checking account and cd which all had my name on it. anything I can do

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Stacey makes an excellent point in that an account held jointly must be closed out by both owners. That raises the issue of how the brother managed to get the accounts closed only by himself? I think we need some more information here.
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Jughead, I am sorry, your above posting is very confusing. It can be read half dozen different ways. Please clarify.
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Hey guys yes hospital did it my boyfriend was not in right state of could not sign anything went to bank they said they could not tell me anything.and the hospital ethic page made humorons reports and they said the same thing i don't understand im in jersey
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Woah slow down, if Your name was on the CD as 1/2 owner, the bank should have let you know before dispensing the,monies. Usually, a person who has a CD, is in a contract to hold the money there for a specific length of time, otherwise, you are breaking that contract, and paying a price to do so. CD's mature in a contract, say 6 months, or one year or more, it does seem unlikely he could have arranged all of this in one day, the day before he died! The bank is in error here, and may be responsible to repay you that money! I'd start at the bank! Was your BF's checking account a joint account? Why didn't the bank notify you on this transaction too? Was it POD= Pay on Death? Had your BF been sick for a long period of time?

This is tragic, and I'm so sorry you are having to go through this! I'm sorry for your loss! It's enough just losing and grieving, but to have to be a victim too, unthinkable! So sorry!
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Who signed the alleged POA? Your BF? If he was "not in the right state of mind," I'm wondering what his signature looks like, and especially who the witnesses and notary were. Do you have a copy of this alleged POA?

There had to be a signature that was recognized by the bank when the POA was shown, apparently for the purpose of draining the account. I would think someone at the bank would have required it and made a copy. Get the copy from thebbank, get copies of statements showing your name as a co-signatory and head for the local PD.

Also put a fraud alert on your BF's credit file, even though he's dead. You may have some trouble with this, but if someone behaved in the manner you described, there's not telling what else may have been done.

I'm sorry to learn that your boyfriends' death was marred by such a nefarious sibling.
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Jughead, may I ask why your partner was in the hospital, and was he on Hospice care?

Where you the Power of Attorney prior to the change? If not, who was? What does your partner's Will state as to who gets what?

This can be complex as I assumed you and your partner were not married. State laws would come into play. Probably everything would have to go through Probate. The Probate Court might be able to help as both you and your partner assumed everything was still in place as of the his passing. Sorry for your loss.
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I know he was not in right state of mind. Have tried filing complaint against hospital but they say everything was OK.
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Oh wow. So sorry to hear this. That your boyfriend died and that his brother took this action. I'm not sure of the answer. Perhaps someone will come along with the right steps for you to take. Just off the top of my head I think I would speak with the bank and with the brother. It seems hard to believe the brother could have done this legally the day before the brother died. POA documents have to be notarized. What was the cognitive condition of your boyfriend? If you don't think he was competent could you get a doctor to sign something saying so? An attorney should be able to advise you on the right course of action. Again, I am really sorry for your loss.
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