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My father has a life insurance policy through his company he retired from and he recently died. The insurance company says it has no beneficiaries listed. They send a claim form that ask for linage information. Is this the way it is settled or will they consider the living will he has. The main difference will be step children left out. We are in Texas.

Lawyer's Assistant: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?

I have found nothing regarding this policy except the yearly enrollment from the company. I am the successor trustee of the living trust.

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His estate is two step daughters and one daughter.

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Lawyer: Richard, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Good morning. Can you provide me a bit more information? When you reference a "living will," do you mean he had a revocable living trust? Or, are you referencing an actual will. I ask because, technically speaking, a "living will" is simply a physician's directive regarding what medical care someone wants during life. Thank you!

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