My fathers estate in NJ is settled and the final disbursments are being sent out However, the NJ lawyer states that my check (I live in MA and siblings are executors) cannot be sent out until I send back the form that states that I have received the check. Since I have not recieved the check, and do not want to sign that I have, what can I do? She states that she knows this sounds odd but that is the law. How is this possible to require a signature that you have received a check when you have not? If I were to receive the check, and cash it, that in itself is valid proof that I have received it and cashed it. If, on the other hand, they do not send the check after I have sent in the form stating that I have received it, I have no proof that I did not. Is her (the lawyer's) interpretation correct and if so what else could be done? I have moral issues with signing that I received that which I did not, and am fearful since throughout this process I have learned not to trust many things. Thank you.