My father passed away April 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. I believe my eldest half sister is the executor she refuses to let anyone see the will. I was able to contact the courts records department and order a certified copy of my fathers will. Also the life insurance policy has only my half sister as the beneficiary. My mother found this online "If you live in a community property state - (Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington or Wisconsin) your spouse may have a legal claim for a portion of the life insurance benefit under state law. If you name someone other than your spouse as beneficiary, payment of the life insurance benefit may be delayed until your spouse's claim is resolved. If you make the beneficiary someone other than your spouse, it may be a good i
I agree that you need to find a qualified probate attorney in Nevada and most likely one in the Las Vegas area. Look on this site or contact the local bar association. Life insurance policies are contracts, and an attorney will need to review the specific language of the beneficiary designations. A qualified attorney will also be able to help you keep the process fair since your sister is not forthcoming with information.
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If the estate is being probated in Nevada, you will want to contact an attorney in Nevada. In addition to getting a copy of the will you will want a copy of the Petition for Probate, if any, filed with the court. The life insurance policy will have to be reviewed by an attorney before it can be determined if your mother is entitled to anything from it.
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