Stipulation required both parties securing a 250k policy for my child in event of death with each other being the beneficiary. He did not maintain the policy. I have a right to pursue his estate but I don't know how I do that or even if he has anything....
Retain an attorney. We have no idea where he died, which surrogate's court has jurisdiction, the value of the man's estate, the status of its probate or administration or anything else.
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I would suggest you contact the Suffolk County Surrogates Court in Riverhead. If your stipulation provided for a lien against your ex-husband's estate regarding life insurance, they will advise you how to proceed.
In New York State, you would proceed in surrogates court in the county where he died.
You may want or need an attorney but the clerks in Suffolk are very helpful with information needed for filing.
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