As Mr. Frederick pointed out, your brother's interpretation is in error, precisely because the insurance benefits are direct, never passing through the will or probate. Nevertheless, if he does hire a lawyer to pursue the matter, you might have to hie one also, to protect your rights.
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No. The insurance policy passes outside of probate to the named beneficiary. The Will covers only assets that pass through probate. Your brother is out of luck. He should hire an attorney, however, because he is likely to make additional mistakes if he does not.
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I agree. The insurance would not be part of the estate that passes under the will.
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