Im in a situation were a family has passed and family members are asking me questions like,
what is my address what is my social security and they are asking my 9 year old son question.
The family member died in Houston,Texas.
If you know a person you trust, have them call these folks to determine if they are legitimate. If not, I suggest that you consult with an attorney to assist you with this matter. You may know an attorney or you can search for one on AVVO's tool, "Find a Lawyer," at the top of top of the page of their website. The contacts may involve probate or insurance claims..
My response herein is an attempt to give you general information and direction and is not intended to constitute an attorney-client relationship as perceived by state law.
Hire a lawyer to check for probate proceedings in all possible venues. Life insurance may not pass through probate, but your lawyer can help you determine whether there are any such policies.
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I wonder whether you have asked the family member for an explanation and what you were told. If someone has been appointed by a probate court to administer the decedent's estate, then that person should be able to tell you why the information is needed and whether you or your son may be entitled to something.
These comments do not constitute legal advice. They are general comments on the circumstances presented, and may not be applicable to your situation. For legal advice on which you may rely consult your own lawyer.
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