Dallas, NC asked in Estate Planning and Probate for North Carolina

Q: I am the probate of my dad's estate he has an SSI check deposited from May 31rst 2019 and he passed on June 13th 2019 ca

Can I withdraw this money being his probate with letters of administration this payment was for June

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Howell, MI

A: You can't simply withdraw a check from someone else's account.

FIRST you would need to be appointed as the personal representative by a court

THEN you will need to determine if there are debts -- including debts to Social Security for payments made but not 'earned'

THEN you may be entitled to a portion of the remaining assets.

I would urge you to consult with a local Probate attorney to insure you do this properly. It will be far less costly to do this right the first time than to try to 'fix' things after the fact.

-- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.

I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice

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