If my father passed away2 days ago, how can I find out if he had a life insurance policy?

Asked on December 1, 2011 under Estate Planning, Virginia


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I offer my condolences to you. If you wish to find out if your father had life insurance, you will need to get into simple investigation mode. You need to see if you can look in your father's house for such evidence of life insurance (bills, account numbers or transactions for the life insurance). If that fails and you have access to his bank account(s) as executor or trustee, then you can have the bank help you search for life insurance or insurance type transactions to see if there is a transaction charge (monthly, quarterly, yearly, bi-annually) for a life insurance company or specific policy number. If your father was employed at the time of his passing, chances are his employer may have information for you.

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