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.
A: Consult with a local probate attorney to see if you would be able to share the policy with your uncle.
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!
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.