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My wife died on April7,2013 and left a 100k insurance policy

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My wife died on April7,2013 and left a 100k insurance policy to her daughter and nothing to me.My wife did not work so payments on policy were by me. Am I entitled to any of the money or am I sol.

JD 1992 :

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JD 1992 :

There is an argument you could make that you should be entitled to an amount equal to at least 1/2, and possibly all, of the amounts that were paid in premiums but not any of the actual policy.


Ok thanks.I felt I should get my money back for the premiums.

JD 1992 :

Generally that is how it would work. I've never seen it tried when the insurance policy went to a child, only when it went to a girlfriend or boyfriend, but the theory is the same.

JD 1992 :

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