Life insurance disputes arise more commonly than one might think. They are also far more complex legally than one might think.
Disputes over life insurance proceeds often arise when a surviving spouse and spouse by a former marriage make conflicting claims to the same policy benefit. Additionally, surviving children and a spouse who is not the parent of these children may all claim to be the proper beneficiary under the life insurance policy.
Resolution of the issue of who is the proper beneficiary may depend on whether the policy is a “term life” or “whole life” policy. A divorce settlement may also be relevant to determining the proper beneficiary or beneficiaries and the extent of their entitlement to the life insurance benefit.
At the Law Offices of Bennett M. Cohen, we evaluate whether you are a proper beneficiary and the amount to which you are legally entitled. We aggressively and skillfully act on your behalf to recover the life insurance benefit you deserve.
Documents You Need
In order to adequately evaluate your case for life insurance proceeds, certain documents are essential. Please attempt to obtain and bring to your appointment the following documents:
- The life insurance policy
- All beneficiary designations
- All correspondence with the insurance company
- All correspondence with other claimants to the life insurance proceeds
- All divorce settlement papers and court orders
Contact Our San Francisco, California, Law Firm
We offer free initial consultations and are happy to schedule appointments at a time that is most convenient for you. Call or contact us online to learn more about the services we provide. Located in San Francisco, we handle cases throughout the Bay Area and statewide.