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If he had an estate to be disbursed, it would need to go through probate court. As such, you should check with the clerk of the court in the county in which he died, this is where the probate would occur. They would be able to look up his name to see if a case exists. If one does, you would simply contact the attorney handling the administration of the estate to ascertain whether you are listed as a beneficiary of the estate.
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