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Here you would complete the small estate affidavit showing you are the sole heir here and return check with affidavit and cover letter asking them to reissue the check to your name as the sole heir under the Affidavit and that no probate has been opened as this is the sole asset.
This hopefully gets you the check reissued to your name so you can deposit it.You don't have to file the affidavit with anyone other than the bank so not fees.
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