The whole situation is a tragedy in itself. My ex-husband was behind on child support over $20K at the time of his death two weeks ago. Our children and I are in the process of grieving and there is another problem that has come up. My ex-husband had remarried and was in the process of getting a divorce from this woman when he died. That were on and off again several times in their marriage and during one of their reconciliations (about 5 months ago) he had changed the beneficiary on his life insurance from me to her. He had mentioned to a friend a couple of weeks ago that he needed to have it changed back to make sure his kids were taken care of but didn't get around to it. They were not living together and she had already filed for divorce but were considered to be still legally married at the time of his death. So, the current, soon-to-be-ex-wife says everything belongs to her and has filed the claim, she has taken and sold his truck and already collected his last paycheck. She is not providing a dime for his three kids (they had no kids together themselves but she has 3 children from a previous marriage). Is there ANY way to get the back child-support owed from her? He basically has no estate left now.