What can she do in order to receive the funds from the check? 3 Answers as of May 20, 2015

My mother in law received a check made out to her brother. He has passed away.

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Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
The check belongs to the brother's estate. If she is the only heir, she must prove it to the issuer of the check, which may require opening up probate.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/20/2015
Law Office Of Victor Waid
Law Office Of Victor Waid | Victor Waid
She needs to return the check to the payor, and request a new check if she is the person entitled to receive the funds.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/20/2015
James Law Group
James Law Group | Christine James
Complete a small estate affidavit and provide a death certificate to negotiate the check. Search the internet for Small Estate Affidavit.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/20/2015
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