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My husband added my name onto his bank account where he has

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My husband added my name onto his bank account where he has large amount already. then I started to put my salary in to the account. Am I entitled to half of the money after about 2 years?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.

Hello,

If it is a joint bank account, then the presumption is that if one of you were to pass on, the funds held in that account would belong to the surviving person (under the rules of survivorship).

If the funds were to be divided as part of divorce proceedings, then who gets what share would depend on the personal circumstances of the parties, what other assets are available etc. The default starting point is 50/50 split unless you have lived together for a short period in which case the split could be 70/30 or anything else the judge feels is fair.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Following the original question, I would like to know if I am entitled to half of the money at least in the account automatically? We are still together now,