depends on the bank, some hold big checks for 11 business days. Call your lawyer.
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If the check was ISSUED on 8-30-13, that is the day it was printed. That was Friday. It probably wasn't mailed until Tuesday, 9-3-13 (due to Labor Day). Your attorney couldn't have received it before Friday 9-6-13. If the mail came late, it would not be deposited until Monday, 9-9-13. Most commercial banks clear checks within 3 days.
The check MUST be deposited into a Trust account which means that the attorney has NO access to the money and earns NO interest on the money so he has NO motive to make you wait. BE PATIENT.
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My bank tells me to allow 7 days from deposit for insurance company checks to clear the bank upon which the check is written, which is often several states away. So we cannot disburse the funds for a week to be safe.
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