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My father passed away 3 years ago and I was his POA. I just

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My father passed away 3 years ago and I was his POA. I just received a check in the mail paid to the order of Est of (fathers name). The letter with it states it is for fees wrongfully charged to him. Can I cash the check?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  KJLLAW replied 5 months ago.
Good evening. Since they made out the check to the "Estate of your father" unless you are the administrator of the estate or his executor under the will, you cannot cash it. The check has to be deposited in an "estate bank account." If he didn't have a will you can go to the court to be appointed as administrator of his estate and then open a "bank account in the estate of his name", and then deposit the check. The POA expired after he passed away.
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