Our state treasurer is trying to do some cleaning up of "unclaimed property". I found my mother's name listed under her first husband's last name (my maiden name - when she was married to my father) so I submitted a claim. First I got an email asking for information and now I have a letter asking for all kinds of things. I need death certificate, copy of my driver's license and proof of my SSN. I need a copy of her will and a copy of my marriage license.
My mother remarried after my father died. My father died in 1952! My mother died in 1989 and her 2nd husband died in the late '90s. Now where in the world do I find a copy of her will? I doubt that she even had one.
No wonder the state has so much unclaimed property. I think I will get the property eventually, but, geez so many hoops.
Has anyone ever done this before?
It appears to be about $1300 of Life Insurance from what I can gather.