My dad passed owing IRS $50000. He was in the Army for 20 yrs and worked for the DOD when he died. I will be receiving $43000 in life insurance, $3000 for unused sick and vacation, an unknown amount from his FERS retirement account, $1300 in a Thrift Savings Plan, and a lump sum for premiums paid into his Survivor Benefit Plan. He had no beneficiaries listed so it is split between me and my brother due to the order of precedence. I know the IRS can't touch the life insurance but not sure about the rest. I try to talk to them but keep getting transfered to other people who tell me to send it all in. Does this money go to us or to his estate? He had no will and only $3400 in his bank account. Looking for advice before I retain a lawyer.