How to know where or which bank to claim if you're named as beneficiary of a bank account?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Cape Coral, FL

The executor informed me that I was named as beneficiary of my late grandma's bank account but the greedy executor refused to tell me which bank it is. I do not know what to do next. I only had a copy of the will but there's no name of a bank in there.

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  1. Robert Jason De Groot


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . You have to find out which bank it is. The personal representative should tell you. Has an estate been filed? Whynot? You can get to a probate attorney in your area and find out what your options are.

    R. Jason de Groot, Esq., 386-337-8239
  2. John Warwick Caldwell

    Contributor Level 13


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Whoa friend. Why assume executor is dishonest?

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  3. Steven J. Fromm

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . If he is informing you of your rights why would he then be greedy. He is being open and honest here as far as your facts indicate. As to the will they usually do not mention a specific bank account. It also looks like you were named a beneficiary of the bank account perhaps a payable on death designation. If so it would not be controlled by will. Get an estates attorney if this does not pan out the way it should and/or to discuss this situaton in more detail.

    Hope this helps.

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