What to do if I have a life insurance check can’t cash because it was left to “the estate of”?

How do I go about cashing it. I already am executor of the Will but I’m finding out that it is no good for his estate.

Asked on October 17, 2014 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

Christine Socrates / Christine Sabio Socrates, Atty at Law

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If you are named executor in a person's will.  You will need to probate the will and open an estate in order to cash that check.  You may be able to apply for a release of assets depending on the amount of the check and the other assets if any.  I would be happy to assist you in this matter if you would like.  You can contact me  at your convenience.   


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