Lockport, IL asked in Contracts for Illinois

Q: I have a contract, borrower passed away 4 months ago. The person handling the estate wants the checks made to them.

I have a loan contract that the borrowee passed away 3 months ago. The person handling the estate just informed me that they are having issues cashing checks. Now they want me to write the check to them. Up until today (the request) I have not seen any paperwork but was told there was an estate established and she wanted to close it. She offered a settlement, I declined and said I will continue paying. We agreed I would keep paying and the checks were continued in the deceased name. How do I respond? Sorry, in short, I am the borrower. I worded it wrong in the first sentence.

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Bryan R. Bagdady
Bryan R. Bagdady
  • Oakbrook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If the borrower passed away, then the estate should be paying you. Why are you paying to the borrower or to the borrower's estate? Your question seems confused.

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