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Depositing Check as Power of Attorney

I received a refund check from an insurance company that was made out to the estate of my mother's name. I have power of attorney and her name is still on my bank account. How do I sign this check so I can deposit it in the account?

A power of attorney won't do you much good, because it is no longer effective after your mother's death. The check needs to be negotiated by the personal representative -- an executor or administrator -- of your mother's estate.

Published on 7/17/08