she did not have a beneficiary but she was married but they separated before she passed away but never got a divorce. They reason they separated is cause she found out he was using hard drugs. When my mom was in the hospital before she passed he broke in and took a lot of things. Since she was married im having a hard time trying to get the money cause she was married how do i go about getting the money.
Without a beneficiary you will have to battle out who gets the asset in court through a process called Probate. The court will then give paperwork to the awarded party of her assets that you will then be able to present to the financial institution. Find a good estate planning attorney and start the process.