07/08/13, 11:11 am
My ex husband recently remarried in March of 2013. He and his current wife were out and got into an argument. He started walking down the street while she left in the other direction and went home to sleep (I have proof and witnesses to all) He walked for 3 miles and over an hour before he was killed. Also, we have a discussion about the beneficiary on both our life insurance policies. We have 2 young children and we agreed to keep the beneficiaries as each other. His was changed 2 months ago to soley go to the new wife. It was a $500,000 policy. Do I have an legal recourse with her for negligence in his death or to contest the beneficiary?
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United States   |   Louisiana  |  Criminal Law
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Donald Hyatt Says:

Sep 06,2013 12:40 PM

Based on the limited facts you have provided, there is almost certainly no negligence claim against the second wife. She is not liable for the criminal or negligent acts of the third parties. With regard to the life insurance beneficiary change, if the change was properly made and there is no evidence that either he was fraudulently induced to make the change or misled as to the state of affairs with regard to the change of beneficiary, then you likely have no claim on that aspect as well.Additional facts may change these responses as your question is sketchy in many key details. The foregoing is intended as legal information concerning the question asked, but is not intended as legal advice upon which the requesting party may rely in guiding their actions. Rather, the requesting party should consult an attorney for a personal consultation and advice for a full consideration of their situation and rendition of legal advice. Additionally, by providing this general information I am not accepting any representation of the requesting party and I am specifically declining to form an attorney-client relationship with the requesting party unless agreed to later after further consultation and agreement.

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Donald Hyatt
Donald L. Hyatt, II, APLC
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