My aunt wants my dads death certificate.
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Insurance Question from Arvilla, ND
Asked on 02/02/2012
My aunt wants my dads death certificate. Her husband whch was my dads brother recently passed away. She said that her husband had my dads name as the beneficiary of the life insurance. They will not issue the money without my dads death certificate. Who gets the money? Does she or do I? She lives in Minnesota and I live in North Dakota.Thanks for your assistance.
Answer given on February 03, 2012
The person that is named on the life insurance policy as the beneficiary is the person that gets the life insurance. Since that is your father and your father is decease, the money would go to the estate of your father. Did your father have a will? Did he have an executor? If so, have the executor contact the life insurance company. If not, then the money would be issued to the estate and then any heirs to that estate would be entitled to the money. Contact the insurance company that has the life policy and ask how they will handle the payout as you are the daughter of the decease beneficiary. You can also talk with a Will or Estate Attorney in your state to get more information on the laws in North Dakota and how this will be handled. To find a lawyer in your area, you can click here.
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