The ex killed himself in March. Our divorce decree stated that he had to leave me as the beneficiary of $50K in life insurance. He did, but on a policy through work that won't pay due to the suicide clause. He left the life insurance policy that will pay to his mother, and also left her as the executor of the estate. She lives in NC, not TN. He was deeply in debt and I'm not sure the sale of the house will offset that. In any case, are they left controlling the $ that should be for my 2 daughters? DH won't let me hire an attorney, he thinks that nothing will be left and we'll never see the $50k the ex was supposed to leave me for care of the children. I'm thinking this is a mistake, and I need to talk to someone with legal expertise. I'm hoping those of you with some knowledge on this subject can help me decide if I should fight on this or not. I'm very conflicted!!