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What happens if a spouse does nothing, about her husband

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What happens if a spouse does nothing, about her husband death but collect insurance money
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

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Are tlu talking about probate? If so, was there a will?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What happens if a spouse does nothing but collect insurance money, after her husband dies
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

I'm going to opt out as it seems we have a communication problem.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

There is no requirement that an estate go through probate. If the assets are all jointly owned or the estate is insolvent then nothing happens if an estate is never opened.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No will ,
3 marriage, child by 1st wife
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Nothing will happen, but any interested party, such as a relative or creditor, may open an estate. It does not have to be a spouse.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If they don't have a will, is everything split 50/50
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Which state?

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Are you still online with me?