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how do i endorse a check made out to my deceased mothers

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how do i endorse a check made out to my deceased mother's estate
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Law Pro replied 7 years ago.
Who is the executor or administrator of the estate?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
As her only son I have been acting as executor but have no formal paperwork designating me.
Expert:  Law Pro replied 7 years ago.
What state are you in? How much money does she have in all?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
She died 5 months ago and all her funds have been distributed and all her accounts are closed.
Expert:  Law Pro replied 7 years ago.
How much is this check for? Who was the check from?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Check is for $360 as refund for overpayment from her healthcare provider - United healthcare aka AARP..
Expert:  Law Pro replied 7 years ago.

Your in a tough position because you should have filed for a small estate. How you were able to handle her finances without doing such is a credit to you.


AARP isn't the type of business that will issue another check made payable to you.


If your bank won't cash such then you may yet have to file for a small estate - it will probably cost you about $150.00 to do such but then you will be able to cash the check.


Technically you don't have the authority (legal or otherwise) to endorse her check - in fact, to do such is basically a type of fraud and/or forgery.

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