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Friday, June 24, 2011

FL Death Benefit Plans

From Florida Wires:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Supreme Court says contract documents designating beneficiaries trump divorce settlements that don't say who should receive death benefits.

The justices ruled Thursday in a dispute between the ex-wife and daughter of the late Manuel Crawford over who should inherit his deferred compensation fund in a case from Miami-Dade County.

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Technically, legally speaking the Florida SC Justices got it situations where the divorce decree is silent on the issue of inheritance, a post-decree contract that addresses the issue of inheritance would prevail.

Posted by: Oklahoma City Divorce | Jun 24, 2011 9:21:06 AM

I would think this one is just plain common sense. In situatins where the spouses are divorce and the divorce decree is silent, of course the inheritance documents should trump.

Posted by: Divorce Attorneys Tulsa | Aug 26, 2011 7:31:00 PM

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