We are again very happy to report a successful outcome for one of our deserving clients. Our client obtained a divorce from her husband in 2002. The trial court ordered her husband to maintain a life insurance policy in the amount of $250,000 and to name our client as the beneficiary. Several years after the divorce, our client’s ex-husband changed the beneficiary on his life insurance policy from her to his brother. In 2016, our client’s ex-husband suddenly passed away.

On behalf of our client, we filed suit against the Estate of her ex-husband seeking a judgement for the amount of life insurance he was to maintain for her benefit. After almost two years of litigation, the trial court granted summary judgment to our client and ordered her ex-husband’s estate to pay her $250,000.

If you have an ex-spouse obligated to provide life insurance, and your ex-spouse passes away without performing the obligations as required, please contact our firm for assistance in enforcing your right against the estate of your ex-spouse; rarely does their death cancel obligations they were required to perform. We will be happy to assess your particular situation and determine whether the rights in your divorce decree can be enforced after death.

Kimmes v. Michael T. Smith, Administrator of the Estate of Troy Kimmes

Superior Court of Gwinnett County

Civil Action No. 18-A-01354-1

Dec. 6, 2018

 

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