2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 20 - DECEDENTS, ESTATES AND FIDUCIARIES
Chapter 63 - Multiple-Party Accounts
6304 - Right of survivorship.

     § 6304.  Right of survivorship.
        (a)  Joint account.--Any sum remaining on deposit at the
     death of a party to a joint account belongs to the surviving
     party or parties as against the estate of the decedent unless
     there is clear and convincing evidence of a different intent at
     the time the account is created. If there are two or more
     surviving parties, their respective ownerships during lifetime
     shall be in proportion to their previous ownership interests
     under section 6303 (relating to ownership during lifetime)
     augmented by an equal per capita share for each survivor of any
     interest the decedent may have owned in the account immediately
     before his death; and the right of survivorship continues
     between the surviving parties.
        (b)  Trust account.--At the death of the trustee or the
     survivor of two or more trustees, any sum remaining on deposit
     belongs to the person or persons named as beneficiaries, if
     surviving, or to the survivor or survivors of them if one or
     more die before the trustee or last surviving trustee, unless
     there is clear and convincing evidence of a contrary intent; if
     two or more beneficiaries survive, there is no right of
     survivorship in event of death of any beneficiary thereafter
     unless the terms of the account or deposit agreement expressly
     provide for survivorship between them.
        (c)  Other cases.--In other cases, the death of any party to
     a multiple-party account has no effect on beneficial ownership
     of the account other than that the rights of the decedent become
     part of his estate.
        (d)  Change by will prohibited.--A right of survivorship
     arising from the express terms of an account or under this
     section, or a beneficiary designation in a trust account cannot
     be changed by will.

        Cross References.  Section 6304 is referred to in sections
     6305, 6306 of this title.

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