My mother's former husband (divorced) has just died in Bonn after an illness, possibly complicated by a fall. He had a substantial insurance policy in case of accident that names her as beneficiary. She does not know the terms of his will. Will she be contacted by the insurance company or the probate court; should she retain a lawyer in the US where she lives now? If she needs to retain an estate lawyer in the Bonn area, is there someone or a firm you could recommend who speaks English? Thank u!
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Dear Customer, thank you for using Just Answer. As her late husband`s legal heir your mother will be contacted by the probate court. If he had a will that excluded her she is stilll entitled to a legal share.. With the life insurance it is different: As a beneficiary she has a legal claim against the insurance company that has nothing to do with the heritage. So she will be contacted by the insurance company. As to an English speaking lawyer in the Bonn area I would recommend to phone or mail the bar association in Cologne, they can recommend someone. Rechtsanwaltskammer Köln Riehler Str. 30 50668 Köln Tel.: 0221/973010-0 Fax: 0221/973010-50 E-Mail-Adresse:XXX@XXXXXX.XXX Whether she needs to retain a lawyer in the US as well I cannot predict it depends on how things will develop. Best XXXXX attorney-at-law if I have helped please give me postitive feedback Thankslegal eagle41080.5043642014
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