2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 2 - Wills, Decedents' Estates and Probate Code
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
Article 2 - Distribution by Affidavit and Summary Procedure
Section 2-1-203 - Deposits by Minors or Persons Under a Disability; Joint and Trust Deposits; Pay-on-Death Accounts.
2-1-203. Deposits by minors or persons under a disability; joint and trust deposits; pay-on-death accounts.
(a) Deposits by minors or other persons under a legal disability may be paid on the order of the depositor and the payments are legally valid.
(b) Any portion of a deposit by two (2) or more persons payable to either or any depositor, or to the survivor of the depositors, and interest or dividends thereon, may be paid in accordance with the contract of deposit. The receipt of the payment by the person paid is a valid and sufficient release and discharge to the financial institution for any payment made.
(c) Any portion of a deposit by any person in trust for another and interest or dividends thereon, in the absence of other written notice to the financial institution of the existence and terms of a legal and valid trust, may be paid to the persons for whom the deposit was made in the event of death of the depositor.
(d) Any payable on death (P.O.D.) account may be paid, on request, to any original party to the account. Payment may be made, on request, to the P.O.D. payee or in equal proportions to multiple P.O.D. payees upon presentation to the financial institution of proof of death showing that the P.O.D. payee or payees survived all persons named as original payees. Payment may be made to the personal representative or heirs of a deceased original payee if proof of death is presented to the financial institution showing that his decedent was the survivor of all other persons named on the account either as an original payee or as P.O.D. payee. The receipt of the payment by the person paid is a valid and sufficient release and discharge to the financial institution for any payment made. A person named as a payee in a P.O.D. account has no enforceable rights therein during the lifetime of the person or persons creating the account. As used in this subsection:
(i) "P.O.D. account" means an account payable on request to one (1) person during his lifetime and on his death to one (1) or more P.O.D. payees, or to one (1) or more persons during their lifetimes and on the death of all of them to one (1) or more P.O.D. payees;
(ii) "P.O.D. payee" means a person designated on a P.O.D. account as one to whom the account is payable on request after the death of all original payees.