Q: What is considered proof that you are a sole heir in Tennessee?
There was no will. Veterans Administration sent a check to last known address made payable to the estate. Bank would not cash. VA wants proof that wife is the sole heir before they will reissue check. How does she prove she is the sole heir?
A: Hire a competent attorney to draft and execute an Affidavit of Heirship. It should also state who the sole Next-Of -Kin is (the same person as the heir). If it is a substantial sum, record it first, then send it to the VA with a letter requesting the check be reissued in the name of the sole Next-Of-Kin of the Decedent.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.