Q: How do I fill out the "payable to" blank on estate check when the recipients are minor children?
I am the personal representative of my daughter's estate. She is divorced and I have about $40,000 to be divided equally between two minor children. When I write the check to the father from the estate account, how do I fill out the "payable to" blank? (Michigan)
You probably don't write the check to the father!
You need to have an attorney review the estate to make sure you're proceeding properly.
You may need to create a trust, or the father may need to open a conservatorship or a restricted bank account depending on how things are worded. Get that local legal review and make sure you're doing this right!
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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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