John Kenneth Joyner's answer You may be better off just having your dad's neighbor go straight to an attorney who specializes in first-party property insurance bad faith claims. That lawyer can get a better idea of the facts of the case and point them in the right direction. Often bad faith insurance litigation firms will work on contingency and give you a free consultation, meaning no money changes hands unless they win your case.
James Alan Greer's answer Dear Mechanic’s Lien Defendant: in reply to inquiring about the type of attorney, you should employ an attorney whom has experience in your local jurisdiction in construction litigation, more specifically one whom understands the nuances of filing a “Petition For Release Of Mechanic’s Lien” along with the pursuit of the statutory recovery for attorneys fees involved in your being forced to file this type of Court proceeding.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Sharing a policy is not the same thing as listed beneficiaries. If the pay-out whet to the deceased's son, you likely were not listed as a beneficiary on the insurance.
If by rejection you mean a modification of beneficiaries, then only the deceased (when living) could modify beneficiaries. After death, the listed beneficiaries are locked. If you mean that the beneficiary wants to repudiate the award, the answer gets complicated. If the beneficiary is an adult (18 years old or older),...
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