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Hi Nancy: I have a few questions for you. Did your cousin have parents alive or brothers or sisters? Any children? The second question is where you the beneficiary of the insurance policy? Or do you know who is? When you say "us," whom do you mean?
Hi Nancy: Thank you for the additional information. Since your attorney filed a claim for the money, it appears that you have taken the step to obtain. Sometimes the State requests more information and it can be a time consuming process. However, if the proper documents are submitted, the State would issue the moneys to the Estate. If you have further questions, please let me know.
Hello Nancy: I am not sure what you mean about money turned over to the court. That does not make sense. Estate moneys would be held in an estate bank account. Can you clarify please.
Hi Nancy: Is it possible to speak on the phone? There is an additional charge. It is difficult to answer your question without discussing more of the facts and procedural history. I will offer the premium service.
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Hi Nancy: Thanks for the additional information. Since you have an attorney, possibly the attorney or even yourself can call the clerk to request a copy of the order of the court that directed the money to be placed at the court. If I were on the case, I would get my law clerk to get a copy of the court order; and even call the clerk's office to see what the clerk views in the court computer system about what the court needs to distribute the moneys. Sometimes, there is an issue of finding all the heirs to distribute the moneys. But that may not be that a partial distribution cannot be made. It's hard to know without seeing the court order and the procedural history of the case.
Hi Nancy: If you need further assistance, please let me know. Otherwise, I wish you good luck. Best regards.