Handling Checks Made Out to the Deceased
Part of the executor’s job is locating and managing estate assets. This may include monies owed the deceased for which a check is received. As the legal representative of the estate, the executor has the right to endorse the check. Typically, these checks are not cashed but instead are deposited into the estate’s checking account and become part of the pool of cash used to pay beneficiaries and debts.
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