My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: South Carolina
My father died with no will. All life insurance policies have named beneficiaries. The house and a vehicle are only in his name. There is about 100,000 owed on the house, 20,000 on the vehicle and about 50,000 more in debt. I know that these things will have to go through probate. If the life insurance policies don't have to enter probate, where is the money to come from to pay off the debts? Does it come out of the life insurance policies, or who is responsible to pay off all the debt?