Check for a long-closed probate
June 22, 2013 3:34 AM Subscribe
How do we cash a check for a dead relative whose probate we closed several years ago?
posted by ackptui to Law & Government (8 answers total)
Wife's uncle was a farmer, wife was executor and sole beneficiary of his will. We did the probate papers ourselves, with help from the county Register of Probate. All is well, property and assets all transferred to wife, probate closed a year after uncle's death. Now, several years later, we received a check made out to uncle, payout from his share in a dairy co-operative he sent his milk to when he was farming. Since probate papers giving wife authority over his assets are now long expired, what do we do to cash this check?