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Ohio. There was nothing to probate. His home was foreclosed (had reverse mortgage and negative equity), no savings, cash, etc. I am his daughter and executor of his estate.
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The check is for $816 so not worth setting up account. I did have lawyer handle all aspects of his estate due to the home foreclosure, notifying creditors, etc. so maybe it was filed by lawyer. I really don't know what all they do. I assume I will probably sign the check and deposit in my own account. I suppose I could claim that amount for fees and expenses I incurred and paid after his death. If so, how do I sign the check?
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