Mother passed away - No Will
Long story short, my mother passed away 2 years ago with no will. My brother and I were told by her work friends that she had our names as beneficiaries in her insurance, but the company won't give me information. They said they can only give information to her spouse.
A couple of months after she passed, our stepfather handed us a notice to leave our home. He claims she never left a will anywhere, but we suspect she did because we found will books in her room. He also started locking his closet and bedroom prior to us getting the boot. Very suspicious.
Fast forward to now, I'm curious if I had/have any options. It really is not fair that my mom's hard earned money and home all goes to a stepfather and nothing at all to her own children just because a will was not found.