so basically my gf dad has passed away and they made a deed with the stepmother and are supposed to receive money from the life insurance pay out. but it's more then 6 months and still haven't received anything. and only the stepmother is allowed to talk to the insurance company. my question is how do you know the stepmother hasn't ran off with the money? it's written in the deed that once she receives the money she has to give some to the daughter. but what security is used? etc in property you could have a caveat which wouldn't allow the other person from redrawing the loan / selling the property without notifying you the caveat (person). how does it work with a deed? yes she does have a lawyer. and that lawyers idea was just make a clause like "must keep daughter updated every 2 weeks" something like that. but i mean the stepmother could just lie?