Madison, TN asked in Estate Planning for Tennessee

Q: I was my aunt's beneficiary on her life insurance. Her husband says give to him or sue me. Can I be sued for it.

Life insurance was in Kentucky. I live in Nashville TN

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Nina Whitehurst
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Anyone can sue anybody for anything so, yes, you can be sued. The real question is who would win. Most likely you would win, unless there are other facts that you have not provided. You can take some comfort in knowing that it is unlikely that any (good) attorney would take that case on behalf of the husband on a contingent fee basis unless, again, there are more facts that we don't know. However, if the husband is made of money and is willing to pay an attorney on an hourly basis, knowing he might lose, then that could create a big (and expensive) nuisance for you to defend.

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