What to do if my 2 daughters are named beneficiary’s on my late wife’s life insurance and now need to provide letters of guardianship/conservatorship?

My wife recently passed away. The insurance company says I need to provide letters of guardianship/conservator ship of the minor’s estate issued by the court. I am their legal father. How do I do this?

Asked on July 14, 2015 under Estate Planning, Hawaii

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  While you are the natural guardian of the children, insurance companies often require that you go in to court to apply for lformal egal gaurdianship. I am going to give you a link that should help you on your way.  Good luck.

http://hawaii.gov/jud/Oahu/Family/ProSeMinor032007.pdf


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