New Britain, CT asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Family Law for Connecticut

Q: Ex husband died in Texas. Divorce was final in CT. Will I receive life insurance payout or will it be revoked?

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Peter Christopher Lomtevas
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A: There is too little information here to determine a answer. We would need to know whether the decedent cancelled his insurance policy or otherwise amended it to exclude the asker as a beneficiary. We also do not know what the divorce judgment says as to whether the decedent had to maintain an insurance policy listing the asker as a beneficiary.

The asker is under the assumption that some twist in the law operates in her case that controls the distribution of insurance funds. There is no such twist, and the answer lies in her papers and in the insurance agreement the decedent entered into.

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