My elderly father-in-law just recently died (he was in the nursing home) and I am settling all his affairs. Does the balance of his checking account (this is all the money he has in the world) go to the County? I realize I will be notified by them if that is the case but I would like to know how it works.
And if so, would we be allowed to purchase his gravestone from the balance first? His cremation was prepaid, so that is not a concern.