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My daughters biological father passed away 7 years ago. Is

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My daughters biological father passed away 7 years ago. Is or was she entitled to any of his life insurance policies?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 9 months ago.

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Only if 1) she was named as the beneficiary or

2) if it was made out to his estate as the beneficiary or the estate wound up being his beneficiary and he named her as an heir in his will or he didn't name anyone as an heir in his will.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
She wasn't named as a beneficiary.
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 9 months ago.

That is the only way she would take under the life insurance policies. Those proceeds "pass outside of probate" and so the contract aka the policy controls who gets the proceeds.

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