What assets need to go through probate?

Question Details: My dad has passed away on the 2nd. He did not have a Will or anything and my mom is trying to handle everything. My dad received a life insurance check from his mother's death a couple days before he passed. However, it is not valid until the 3rd. Can my mom deposit the check or does she need to go through probate to handle everything?

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC Answered 7 years ago | Contributor
Matthew Majeski / Majeski Law, LLC Answered 7 years ago | Contributor
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