I understand thay you do things a little different back on the right coast:
We don't use Lawyers, you do.
We put everything in the Escrow Account, and checks are written to the Title Company.
The Title Company works jointly for the Buyer and the Seller, and it is more structured.
If she is using a Title Co., she may have the choice of whom she writes the Checks to.
If this is the case, she could talk to the Escrow Officer for guidance.