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Sorry for the problems you are having on the site. Since I am not seeing your responses in this thread, I suspect you were responding via email which I would not be able to see. I only see what is posted on this page.
In any event, since the assets do not exceed $25000, you can use a small estate affidavit to present the check for deposit to your bank.
You can download a form affidavit with instructions at the following link:
Again, sorry for the confusion. I hope this is helpful to you.