What rights do JTROS have to the money in an account?

Question Details:

My father passed away; parents we divorced many years ago. Father never remarried. He had a checking account with 4 names on it all listed as JTWROS. He was one, his mother, my sister and I. After his death and actually, on the day of the funeral, his mother went to the bank and withdrew almost all the money in the account. She was not listed as one of the recipients of his assets in his Will. It was to go to my sister and I. Is there anything we can do about the money she took from the account? It was $35,000.

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