Q: can a life insurance beneficiary payout be contested by family if the insured suffered from a mental illness (bipolar)?
is lawyer needed to show that insured was of sound mind so others cannot try and get the money using insurers mental illness to dispute whom insured designated money to
A: It would be very difficult to prove that a beneficiary designation was changed due to mental capacity or undue influence. Basically, whichever beneficiary is on the policy is unlikely to be changed after death. A lawyer would need to investigate the facts and case law for a more specific answer.
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