Q: Life insurance policy on my late finance , death certificate said we were married even through we were not.
Life insurance policy on my late finance , death certificate said we were married even through we were not. Papers asking if he was married at time of death What should his mother and I do he did not have a will or beneficiary
You definitely shouldn't lie, but if the life insurance policy names you as the beneficiary, it does not matter. If the life insurance does not have a beneficiary, then it matters a lot. There might need to be a probate to determine the proper distribution of the life insurance if no death beneficiary was named.
You need to consult with both a probate attorney and maybe a family law attorney. Colorado does recognize common law marriage. It is possible that you WERE married as a matter of common law.
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