My 29 y.o. daughter was shot and killed recently. She did not have a will, she had an old truck which was also in the name of her 8 1/2 yr. boyfriend, no other assets. Her employer made her final paycheck in the amount of around $1100 to "The Estate of..." Do I have to go to the expense of setting up an estate account? If so, I guess it won't get cashed, I asked them if they could just make it out to me, but it doesn't look like thatC is possible. She lived in CA. and I live in KS. Any suggestions?