Salina, OK asked in Probate for Oklahoma

Q: In my dads will it says the life insurance is to be devided between my brother and I but my brother is the beneficiary.

Does he have to split the money with me?

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Ben F Meek III
Ben F Meek III
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK

A: Unfortunately, the answer is probably no. The insurance money is paid by contract with the insurance company and is not property of your father's probate estate. The Will therefore does not act upon those funds. Unless there are some unmentioned circumstances, your brother does not have to share any of the insurance proceeds with you despite your dad's apparent wishes in his Will.

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