My DH is notorious for not depositing checks

He’ll just flat out lose them, or forget about them, or put off depositing them for whatever “reason” (one of the things we’re working on right now). You’d think that depositing a check would be simple and good news and happy and something to look forward to, but there’s a whole host of situations where folks won’t want to cash them. I’m not saying it’s logical or that it makes sense, but it happens.

Generally speaking, most checks go void at the 180 day point if no other limitation is placed on them – banks simply won’t honor them after that point. Some banks and institutions have watermarks which specifically say that any given check is null and void in less time. An employer I worked for awhile back had a watermark on their paychecks which said they were only valid for 90 days.

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I had the same conversation many years ago in a bowling league

A bowler was complaining because the treasurer didn’t deposit her check for 2 or 3 weeks. I figured, as long as you had accounted for it in your check register(this was before Quicken), what’s the problem?
But as far as why someone wouldn’t deposit it? They forgot about it, misplaced it, etc. Or they don’t want an ex to know how much money they have yet. Or they don’t have a checking account because ChexSystems screwed them over… Just throwing out ideas… 🙂