We have an estate checking account in WV. It takes 3 of us to write a check. Does it also take 3 signatures to deposit a check?

  • How many names are on to To line of the check? Are there ands or ors between the names? – mhoran_psprep Jun 15 '15 at 11:54
  • @mhoran_psprep I think it is rare to have a joint estate account, i.e. "Estate of (Decedent 1) and (Decedent 2)". – base64 Jun 15 '15 at 11:58
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    A quick call to your bank would answer this question. – Ben Miller - Reinstate Monica Jun 15 '15 at 12:07
  • @base64 The three signatures required may be of the three executors of the estate of the same decedent. The jointness is in the signature authority not the jointness of estates. – Dilip Sarwate Jun 15 '15 at 19:13
  • @DilipSarwat That's for withdrawing money from an estate account. mhoran_psprep said "To" line of the check. – base64 Jun 15 '15 at 19:21

Generally, to deposit you need the person to whom the check was given to to endorse. It doesn't matter how many names are on the account, what matters is how many names are on the check.

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