I have had legal guardianship of my niece for 7 yrs in Aug. Her biological father just passed away. He was receiving a monthly payment from an insurance claim in WV several years ago, in which my niece is listed as a beneficiary. His family is already making phone calls to the attorney that handled his case in an attempt to get the money themselves. My question is, do I need to hire an attorney to ensure that she receives what is legally hers? I do not have any of his information, e.g. SSN, case #, etc. Also, I have been told that she may be eligible to receive some sort of benefits from the State since she is a minor. Is this a true statement?