My father passed away on 03 May 2013. After his death one of his friend came forward sating my father owes him a sum of 3.5 Lakhs. He doesnot have any clear paper or record for this amount. But he says he a blank cheque provided by my father. The query here is what will happen to the cheque and if the lender decides to take any legal action can he do it
3 Answers from Attorneys
inform the bank about the death of father. cheque will be one without consideration
Dear Sir / Madam,
You can ask him to show you the cheque so that you can verify its authenticity or whether it is forged. That person ought to have settled the issue with your father whilst he was alive. Since there is no way for the person to prove that the debt is still outstanding, and which in all likelihood will be false, you should disown it.
Legally your friend cannot do anything. This cannot be enforced by law, based on the information provided by you.