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How can I deal with a legitimate check received that is made out to my deceased wife's name?

I'm sorry for your loss. In this case, you give it to her estate executor (if that is not you) who would then deposit the check in her account or in the account of her estate.
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What are the specific financial implications of not being a US citizen after a spouse dies?

I am not an expert, so be sure to consult with a qualified attorney, but I looked into this issue recently because I too am married to a non-citizen permanent resident. My understanding is that for ...
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How can I deal with a legitimate check received that is made out to my deceased wife's name?

Once I was officially appointed the executor of my mother's estate, I was able to open an estate account in her name. Then I could deposit checks made out to her and write checks to distribute the ...
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probate / inheritance proceedings - consolidation of all assets - giving out bank books to executor

What guarantees, that if I hand out those bank books he does not disappear with all of them? Like many things in life, that he would be committing a crime that he could go to jail for and lose his ...
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US Fed Tax: Difference between Estate Exclusion Amount and Lifetime Gift Exclusion Amount

The Estate Exclusion Amount and the Lifetime Gift Exclusion Amount are the same amount. Whatever you use during your lifetime is counted under the lifetime gift exclusion amount, and what's left is ...
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What are the specific financial implications of not being a US citizen after a spouse dies?

From tax/financial perspective there are no implications, green card holders are US tax residents and are treated the same as citizens (for what's relevant to the question). For other implications you ...
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TOD affidavit and Estate in Ohio

If she really got your son to sign the documents while he was doped up on drugs and not in his right mind, and you have witnesses to this, I would think you would have a case for fraud. But frankly, ...
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Is this inheritance will fair, or only equitable?

You should talk to your children. How would the other two feel about leaving more to the third? Would they agree that he needs more assistance, or would they resent him (and you)? Would a third of the ...
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is estate responsible for debt co-signed by decedent for car loan if car repo'ed AFTER the death?

Is the estate responsible for any remaining debt if the car sold for less than the balance on the loan? Yes, as well as the grandson (assuming he is the cosigner). My guess is the "deal" he ...
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Portability of estate tax exemption after sunset

The estate will be subject to the law at place at the time estate became to exist. I.e.: it will be subject to the law that was in place when she died. We don't know what will happen until 2026. The ...
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