My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Michigan.
My mother died in June 08. She had several accounts at a small bank. One was a joint account with her husband (my step dad). The bank was notified of her death, and has a copy of her death certificate. I am the personal representative (via her will and probate). The bank has not removed her name off of their joint account. Several checks have come in the mail (payable in her name only). My step dad signs his name to the checks, and the bank knowingly cashes them. Is this allowed? What can I do to stop this? So far he has cashed at least $4500 in checks made out to her.
Thanks for any help!!!