Post # 1
just wondering if anyone else has run into this, and if so what did you do? My uncle gave us a generous cheque for our wedding, but now as we are back and getting ready to cash the cheque, I realized that first of all he made it out to myfirstname lastname marriedname (which is not my name now….) and also that he dated the cheque for Jan 2011. is there a polite way to bring it up to him and ask for a different cheque? We aren’t close so it feels awkward, but I really don’t think the bank will take the cheque, considering that on top if those two issues it is also a cheque from and American institution and I am Canadian. How would you handle this? Email (how we usually communicate?) send it back in the thank you card with an extra note bringing the problem to his attention? Other ideas?
Post # 3
n incorrect name is not a problem. You just have to endorse it twice, once the way he wrote it and then underneath with your correct name.
Post # 4
You can still cash it with your maiden name. If there’s a problem, bring a copy of your marriage license with you. How long ago did he give you the check? If he gave you a check 6 + months ago, I would contact him out of politeness. “Hello Uncle ____! I just realised that I never cashed your generous gift from [bridal shower/wedding/engageent]. I just wanted to let you know that I planned on cashing it this weekend since I waited so long.”
That way he can move some money if he wants to do so.
Post # 5
@julies1949: yeah that’s pretty much what I was thinking of doing but worried it would come across as rude!
@MrsBroccoli: he just gave us the cheque at our wedding About 2 weeks ago. He just put the wrong year by 2 years on it lol.
Post # 6
I would just bring it to your bank first and see what they say. If it is an issue, then contact him with a short email letting him know.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
They won’t cash a check more than 6 months old usually. I would just email him to let him know