Who Gets Grannie’s Cash – Grannie or the Bankruptcy Trustee?

When there’s a joint bank account and a bankruptcy filing, good intentions can quickly go sour.

The bankruptcy trustee sees a pile of money in the bank to which the debtor has access, even though the account also bears the name of someone not in bankruptcy.

If the debtor can get the money, the trustee contends, so can a bankruptcy trustee for the benefit of creditors.

Well and good, if the money belongs to the debtor. But what if it’s really someone else’s money?

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Cathy Moran has headed her own small firm Moran Law Group in Redwood City, California, for nearly 30 years. Family law and tax issues as they play out in bankruptcy are areas of particular interest to Cathy.

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