What to do if my wife’s sister died 5 months ago and we have received checks for her but the banks won’t cash them?

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What to do if my wife’s sister died 5 months ago and we have received checks for her but the banks won’t cash them?

The checks are in her name, to her estate, or her name and marked deceased. The total of the checks is around $500 that were deposits on her apartment and on is a credit card over payment. My wife and her sister had a joint banking account totaling $930 which $700 of it was used for cemetery expense. Other than that there is no more cash and nothing tangible of value left; my sister-in-law gave her stuff like a bed and table away.

Asked on April 18, 2013 under Estate Planning, Pennsylvania

Answers:

Victor Waid / Law Office of Victor Waid

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Depost those checks via an ATM in the account of your wife and sister, putting on the back for deposit only and signing your name, in a bank branch other than the one you are using. The checks may clear. If not then send the checks back to the sender and ask them to issue them to the both of you, then deposit.


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