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Do you know if probate has been opened, did he have assets other than insurance?Thanks.
I am here.You cannot sue for life insurance it passes by contract not through probate.You can file creditor claim here for the back support if there was probate opened.You may check with county clerk to see if probate has been opened.
Creditor forms to file your claim for support
Here is where to check, its the register of will to see if probate was filed.
Don't forget the kids here get social security survivor benefits until age 18.
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If he died here and owned property or cars or bank accounts they file probate and you can claim against it.You cannot sue for life insurance because it pays by contract directly to the named heirs.It doesn't pass through probate so you cannot get at it.So if he had other assets you may yet get paid if you file creditor claim.Check with the register of wills to see if probate was filed.
Also your kids if they are under age 18 get social security survivor benefits.You need to file for those asap and get them started.That can help you with raising them.These are the ways you may get paid.It will not be from life insurance.
Yes through probate you can request these by writing the judge.You are due these, the court can order it.