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In the state of Alabama if you receive a life insurance payout does it have to go to the estate? I received a check separately from the estate but from the deceased estate.

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    Was the estate named as the beneficiary on the life insurance policy or were you named directly? – Nathan L Feb 26 at 22:55
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    To the vote-to-closers - it would be kind to wait a bit, new members are put off by a quick close to their question. – JoeTaxpayer Feb 27 at 0:48
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    I'm having a hard time understanding your last sentence. Are you saying you received a check from the estate for your share of the estate and you also received a separate check from a life insurance company? If so, were you given a statement from the estate indicating what the check was for? And, presumably, it was not for the same life insurance policy you received a check for. – David Schwartz Feb 27 at 0:51
  • Your title mentions inheritance but your question appears to be about life insurance. Are you talking about both? Or just life insurance? – yoozer8 Feb 27 at 11:19

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