This is for 2010 tax return, which was filed in 2013 as married filing jointly.
We got divorced in 2012, ex-spouse has returned back to home country. Ex-spouse did not have a SSN number and we never had a joint bank account.
As part of our mutual divorce agreement, all the financial liabilities were resolved, and we had signed documents saying that we do not expect any money from either party.
Now, IRS refund check is addressed to - his name "&" her name.
Is there a way for me to encash this check?
Do I need to have a joint account to encash it?
I would prefer not to contact ex-spouse again.
Thanks for your help in advance.