Re: Is It Legal to Cash a Large Check Written the Day of Death
it most likely would not be cashed for a variety of reasons. When a person dies, their accounts are supposed to be frozen immediately upon notice to the bank. Beyond that, the validity of the check would likely be questioned. Obviously if written after his death (not accusing, just explaining) it would not be valid. If the writer was mentally incapacitated, the check would not be valid either.
Most likely it would have to be presented to any probate action by the payee as a debt against the estate.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.