Can I claim unclaimed funds from deceased family members?
4 attorney answers
If you are an heir or a beneficiary of a will or trust, yes you can claim your share. If it is a distant uncle who has his own heirs, no you cannot.
Assuming the persons who have died and have unclaimed property in their names don't have a will, state law would dictate who takes their estate/property (i.e., spouse, children, parents, siblings, nieces/nephews). You could also be a creditor of the estate if for example you paid for someone's funeral. Bottom line is you probably need to meet with an attorney to go over the facts.
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It depends on whether or not they had wills or trusts. Also it also depends on your line of succession if they died intestate. Talk to a probate attorney.