Challenging a life insurance beneficiary designation

When a policyholder passes away, his or her life insurance benefit is supposed to go to the named beneficiary, often a spouse, family member, or close friend. However, when multiple beneficiaries claim the death benefit, things can quickly become complicated. Alleged forgery/fraud, errors on change of beneficiary forms, and specific circumstances regarding divorce are all[…]

Can an interpleader take money from the winner of a contested insurance policy to pay court costs?

Ideally, the death benefit on a life insurance policy is paid directly from the insurance company to the named beneficiary or beneficiaries. However, disputes frequently arise over who is rightfully entitled to the death benefit. One claimant might allege that the other claimant changed the insured’s beneficiary designation through forged paperwork, or that the named[…]