Q: My husband's cousin died by suicide. She lived in Atlanta,, GA. Her beneficiaries on her life insurance policy were her
My husband's cousin died by suicide. She lived in Atlanta,, GA. Her beneficiaries on her life insurance policy were her mom and his mom. Both are deceased. Her mom died a little over a year ago. Does my husband have any claim to the policy because he's his mother heir? Thank you.
A: If the cousin's mother and your husband's mother both died prior to the cousin's death, then the insurance would pass to the cousin's estate either by will or to her heirs if she had no will. If the cousin's mom or your husband's mom were alive at the time of the cousin's death and then died later, the insurance would pass according to their wills or to their heirs if there were no wills. However, all of this depends on the precise wording of the life insurance policy. Schedule a free consultation so you can get an exact answer based on the language in the policy.
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