Husband dies 5 yrs ago, I am sole beneficiary. He was named beneficiary on brother's 401 K (brother just died). Re-opened the estate through my atty. who now says I have to open a bank account to deposit the money.
You said you have an attorney, so I would trust his/her advice. They have more facts about the situation than any attorney in this forum. If there is a check payable to "The Estate of Your Husband", then depending on the amount of the check you may have to open a bank account in the name of the Estate of Your Husband in order to deposit it. Alternatively, you might be able to get a "quick" order from the Probate Court saying that particular check should go to you. You can then take the check and the court order to your bank and the bank should permit you to deposit the check in your account. But again, the attorney who has been involved in your husband's Estate would know what needs to be done. Best of luck to you.
I am licensed in the State of Ohio, posting a response to your question or issue does not create an attorney-client relationship and I AM NOT providing you legal advice. You should speak with an attorney who is licensed in your state to whom you have provided all the facts, before you take steps that may impact your legal rights--or rights to recovery of damages.
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