A brief history of events:
My mother-in-law died several years ago. Then a couple of years after that my father-in-law also died. My wife was named Executrix of his Will. Being that there was no great amout of property involved she and her two siblings agreed to dispose of his personal property and split the proceeds three ways. The Will did not go thru probate.
My wife has recently received a check made out to the "Estate of (mother-in-law)" in settlement of a claim she had filed several years before her death. As yet we have been unable to get our bank to accept the check as a deposit in our joint account. The amount of the check would be quickly eaten up if the services of an attorney becomes necessary. Any suggestions on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.
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