Can i sue my sister for the life insurance my mother wanted everyone to split

My mom has a written statement for the
life insurance company where she stated
she wanted the money split between all
her kids. My sister ended up stealing
all the money and i was wondering if
that paper is proof enough to sue her
for our halfs

Asked on August 22, 2016 under Estate Planning, Texas


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It is not possible to predict how a judge will rule in your case; however, the document is important evidence of your mother's intention to have her life insurance proceeds divided between her children.
You can sue your sister for conversion which is theft in a civil case.  You can seek to recover the funds or the value of items she has purchased with the money to which the funds can be traced.

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