My father passed away and i have recieved several checks with his name on them and addressed to a estate there is not

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Customer: hello my father passed away and i have recieved several checks with his name on them and addressed to a estate there is not estate set up have papaer work showing that if a executor wa eede i would be but he owed no oney so what to do with these checks iwas tod i could getr a affidavit and that checks could be re issued into my name ?
JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: kansas
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: i have his last will and testement and also a durable power of attoney over all finances
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
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Good afternoon. My name is ***** ***** I will be the expert providing you with information today.

I do have a couple of questions before I provide you with the most thorough information possible.

Did your father have a wife when he passed?

How long ago did he pass?

Also, are you the only child?

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no my father was divorced had been since 1991 and he passed on jan. 27th of this yr and im the only one to take care of his financial means there is one adopted brother who was to only recieve a truck and half of his 401k
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The 401k - are there beneficiaries listed on that so that it is mostly an automatic process?

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What are the checks from? Closing bank accounts?

Customer
yeah that was already done and has been distributed
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i got checks from his health insurance, car insurance, discover card over payment . checking account has been closed shortly after he passed
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i am the durable power of attorney over his finacial affairs and over all his affairs to be exact and have delt with everthing up to these checks im recievinn in
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It's a fairly simple process. You would need to complete an Affidavit Transferring Certain Personal Property and present it to the bank and other companies who should then re-issue those checks in your name.

The Affidavit, provided by the state, can be found at the link below.

http://www.kansasjudicialcouncil.org/legal-forms/probate/ksa-59-1507b-probate-affidavit-estates-less-40k

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Section 4. would include your and the adopted brother's name.

Section 5. you would list all known checks that you have received.

Section 6. should be left blank since it is all due to you.

And then you need to sign it in front of a notary.

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