What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NY
About 10 years ago, my mother opened a brokerage account with both of our names in JTWROS status (for estate planning purposes to avoid probate). The broker for this account periodically moved companies over the last decade -- but my mother always moved her accounts to wherever this broker went and re-opened a new account with the usual JTWROS status in both of our names. I have never withdrawn a penny from this account. Now she wants to remove my name from the account. I have repeatedly refused to remove my name -- and was just served civil papers to have my name removed from the account. My mother's contention is that this was done 10 years ago as a "mere convenience" and as a "matter of expediency" -- and that she "did not intend to make a gift to me of these funds". The brokerage firm and I are named as co-defendants. What types of defenses do i have to retain my name on the account with JTWROS status ?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?