Child bank account
Answered 1 year ago
This is more of a rant but A grandparent is insisting that want copy of birth certificate to open bank account for our baby. I've stated repeatedly we already opened one, and according to commonwealth can only be opened by legal guardian. But apparently it's none of my business if they want to open an account!
The child already has an account and i don't want people having their own copy of a birth certificate!
Can they request their own copy of the bc ? And can they open a bank account? They are very possessive of grandchild, "i know best because I'm the grandparent" and it's sitting comfortably with me.
Have an answer?
I do find it odd dont give a copy of birth certificates to anyone
Stand your ground! I'd be livid if I was in your situation.
They can open their own sub-account (eg an online only saver account under their own name) and put money into it for the baby, and then give the money when they feel it's right. Or they can transfer the money to the account you've already got set up.
If they're your parents then you should deal with them, if they're your partner's parents then they should deal with them. Someone needs to tell the grandparents that you won't be giving them a copy of the birth certificate as that's something they don't need, and baby already has a bank account.
Also, make sure you update your wills to state who will be baby's guardians if you and your partner die prematurely. You don't want a custody battle if these grandparents are already being weird about things.