Q: A final accounting of assets, etc. has been filed. I had to sign an agreement to this. Will I receive a check?
A: Beneficiaries do not "have" to sign anything in Ohio. But, if the accounting says that you are getting a distribution, then you should expect one. You may want to talk to an attorney if the final account was filed a while ago; maybe even the estate's attorney. Typically, the checks are written on the same day the final account is signed.
C. Lawrence Huddleston III agrees with this answer
A: Many lawyers like to have inheritors sign off on distributions to protect the Executors and/or Trustees and help guard against quarrels after the fact. Hopefully you didn't sign anything that you didn't understand ... which no one should ever do. If the form showed you were going to receive a distribution, you should either get a check or get securities deposited into an account you set up with a financial firm, or both. This rarely happens overnight, and the attorneys could be waiting on others to sign whatever it was that you were asked to sign. If you want to know when you are getting your money, call the lawyer's office and ask.
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