MY husband died in 1997 and a former wife was beneficiary of life insurance. His probated will specified that I was to get thisl
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I suggest talking with a Mississippi attorney experienced in probate. If you have a copy of the insurance policy, bring that to the attorney. The insurance policy controls over the will, but Mississippi law may nullify a beneficiary designation that doesn't get changed after a divorce (if this was the case here). Frankly, I have absolutely zero idea what Mississippi law may or may not provide as I am not licensed to practice in that state. That's why you need a consultation The state's law in which your husband died is the law that matters.
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The beneficiary on the policy will probably get the money. Since she is deceased, the money will go to her estate. The will almost certainly cannot control the insurance proceeds.