Shelton, CT asked in Probate for Connecticut

Q: I recently found a life insurance policy for my paternal grandparents, who passed decades ago. Who gets the money?

My grandparents had two heirs, my father and his brother, my uncle. They split my grandparents' estate between them, as provided in the will. My father was the executor, but he passed in 2009. My uncle is still alive. I have siblings and my uncle has children as well. Thank you.

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Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts
Answered
  • Hartford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: Consult with a local probate attorney to see if you would be able to share the policy with your uncle.

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale
Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Orange, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: To get an answer that would be the most helpful for you, I would recommend consulting an attorney and bringing any documentation in reference to the policy with you. If you have the policy document in front of you it may also be best just to call the life insurance company and inquire about making a claim for the policy. If it is still active and valid and needs to be distributed, the company should be able to direct you as to who was named as a beneficiary on the policy. If no beneficiary is named they would instruct you as to what they may need. Any further assistance would require consulting with an attorney. I hope this helps!

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