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michael holly, Family Solicitor
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Experience:  BA Hons degree Law , Solicitors finals, 20 years experience, trained family law mediator.
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My partner died recently, we have a son, aged 15. i found a

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my partner died recently, we have a son, aged 15. i found a old pension policy, on it he named his mum as a beneficiary, she died 6 years ago. I sent off her death certificate, our sons birth certificate and my partners death certificate. They now want to know if my partner had any brothers or sisters (living), this is to decide who gets the money. I would have thought that our son would benefit, not his sister
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  michael holly replied 1 year ago.

This sounds logical but the reality is that it depends on the terms of the policy.

Policies such this where there is a named beneficiary by pass any Will or intestacy- where there is no Will.

I would ask for a copy of the policy terms in respect of who benefits in event of the mother's death.

Best wishes