My dad passed without a will. Some of his accounts were held jointly with my brother. Others were owned by dad solely. Prior to his death, he instructed my brother to split the money on the joint accounts. Dad also signed some checks to the accounts he held solely. After he passed, brother took them all. Is he entitled to all and is it legal for him to do so n California?Dad was 85 yrs. old. Mom passed away in July 2010. They've always had 2 names to their bank accounts. After mom passed, he added my brother to most of his accounts because he lived with him. Dad didn't speak or write English, so he relied on my brother to pay his bills by checks. Dad's cancer spreaded in April 2012. By January 2013, he discovered most of his money was gone. He try to recover them but couldn't since he was very sick and bedridden. He told everybody and his sisters as witnesses he wanted his assets split equally, but my brother ignored him. Dad passed away in Feb. 2013.