My dad recently died and my mother was beneficiary on his life insurance policy. She died before him. Now the policy goes to the estate. He has some funeral expenses that still need to be paid. He also has some real estate property. Can I file for a small estate affidavit so that his life insurance can cover his funeral expenses and later go to probate court to settle the real estate issue?
This could save time and pay his funeral expenses. I understood that a person has 6 months to settle real estate property for probate court. He also left 3 other children plus myself. What do we do?