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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 204 : Powers of Financial Institutions

Subchapter 002 : Deposits in General

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 14204)
  • § 14204. Joint deposits

    (a) Payment. When a deposit has been made in a financial institution in the names of two or more persons, payable to any one of them, or payable to the survivors or any one of the survivors, such deposit or any part thereof, or any interest or dividend thereon may be paid to any one of such persons, whether the others are living or not, and the receipt or acquittance of the person so paid shall be a valid and sufficient release and discharge of the financial institution for any payment so made.

    (b) Evidence of joint deposit. The recital of the words “payable to either or to the survivor” or words of like effect in the order creating such account and signed by the person or persons who furnish the funds for such deposit shall be conclusive evidence, as between the payees and their legal representatives, of the creation of an absolute joint account. However, nothing in this section shall prevent the proof of fraud, undue influence, or incapacity to defeat such joint interests. (Added 1999, No. 153 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2001; amended 2021, No. 105 (Adj. Sess.), § 294, eff. July 1, 2022.)