What to Do If Unknowingly Removed as a Beneficiary

Learn What to Do If You Were Unknowingly Removed as a Beneficiary on Your Husband’s Will

When someone serves in the military, they are entitled to a life insurance policy. Within the policy, the member must designate a person to be the beneficiary of the policy when they die.  The beneficiary can be changed at any time if the military member decides that he or she wants to change it. 

You Do Not Have to Be Informed of Changes

It is common for military members who are married to designate their spouse as the beneficiary, but there are times when fraud can take place and the beneficiary can be changed without the spouse being notified. If your spouse passed away and you then found out that you were not listed as the beneficiary, you need to contact a lawyer right away. 

A Lawyer Can Determine What Happened

The attorney will be able to look through all of the paperwork that pertains to your specific case and determine if the changes were made by the beneficiary or if they were made under duress. If the changes were made while your husband was in the hospital or while injured, it can be deemed that he was not in the right state of mind to make the changes that were made. 

Fight for the Money You Deserve

The attorney will be able to fight in court to prove that the documents were forged or that they were signed when your husband was not in the right state of mind. The court can then find in your favor and order for you to get the money that you are owed.

Contact Our Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney

Our estate planning attorneys help you to discover your options for pursing a case in a free consultation. Contact one of our Palm Springs estate planning attorneys to discuss your case.