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You or another family member will need to apply with the probate court to be appointed as your aunt's personal representative. That person will then have authority to endorse the checks so that you can deposit them in a joint account opened in the name of your sister, you and your aunt's estate. The JT TEN means that the check is issued jointly in your three names. As far as lost or misplaced checks, you will need to contact the issuer and report the lost checks and ask if they will issue a replacement check and put a stop on the lost one.
Here is the form you need to file to help get the "letters" needed to show someone is the authorized personal rep for your aunt's estate.
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