OK to sign Receipt of Beneficiary before disbursement of funds?
May 20, 2011 10:59 AM Subscribe
Is it normal to be asked to sign a Receipt of Beneficiary (and Consent to Discharge, and more) without receiving funds first?
posted by cps to Law & Government (2 answers total)
My dad's estate's executor's lawyer has sent me a set of waivers to sign before final distribution of assets -- which includes a "receipt of beneficiary" statement. In fact it looks a lot like this form
I'm in FL, which was my Dad's state of residence and where the probate is. It seems strange for me to sign that I've received my full share of the distribution (item (h) on the form) when I haven't.
Is this normal, customary, unworrisome? Do I just blink twice, then sign?
Reassure or discomfit me, o Mefi Mind!