So, my dad passed away about 20 years ago and I was the executor of his estate. He had an insurance policy for my sister that she kept making payments on. Recently, for reasons, they ended the policy and gave her a check for the value, about $3000. Being that my dad started the policy, the check is made out to The Estate of John Smith. The bank told my sister that the executor (me) would need to cash the check. It’s been a couple decades and I’ve moved several times, so I have no idea where any paperwork is, and the estate is closed anyway. I can’t even remember the name of the law firm we used (although with some work, I could probably find out).
I guess I’m looking for some free legal advice (you are not my lawyer, yadda, yadda). Has anyone dealt with a similar situation? What would be a logical first step? I thought probably getting a copy of the death certificate. Obviously we’d like to do this as cheap as possible. The estate was in Michigan.
Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated.
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