I agree that you need to find a qualified probate attorney in Nevada and most likely one in the Las Vegas area. Look on this site or contact the local bar association. Life insurance policies are contracts, and an attorney will need to review the specific language of the beneficiary designations. A qualified attorney will also be able to help you keep the process fair since your sister is not forthcoming with information.
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If the estate is being probated in Nevada, you will want to contact an attorney in Nevada. In addition to getting a copy of the will you will want a copy of the Petition for Probate, if any, filed with the court. The life insurance policy will have to be reviewed by an attorney before it can be determined if your mother is entitled to anything from it.
Use the Find a Lawyer link on this website to find a probate attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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