Q: I was informed a few weeks ago that I am to get my deceased mother's pension/retirement. All I have is the death cert.
As far as I know we never had a probate court case. My mother had nothing when she died. I was her only child and I took care of her all of my adult life and had poa for many years. They have me listed as the beneficiary, but want this executor info. How do I obtain this money? They said I may have to go to probate court. She died in CT, and I now live in FL. I am poor and cannot go to CT. This should have all been resolved, as I was told by the funeral home that all that was supposed to have been done, was done. Who do I contact? This employer just said they had no info they could provide me with. My mother died 6 years ago. Can I get this money without there having been an executor/probate case?
A: If she was a Connecticut resident, you are going to have to seek advice in Connecticut. Probate in Florida only occurs for estates where the deceased resided in Florida at time of death or where the deceased owned property in Florida. Hope that helps.
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