check received for deceased relative
My relative passed away last fall. I was her executor--but, there were no assets beyond her bank account, $500 which went toward her funeral. (I paid the rest of the funeral expenses and her personal possessions had already been disposed of when she went into the nursing home). Since there were no assets I did not have to open probate. Her bank account is closed.
Now I have received a modest check for her, part of a class action settlement.
What can I do with this check? If it is at all possible to cash it as her executor, how do I go about it?
I would ask my attorney, but his bill for the phone call will be about double the size of the check!