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Can my father intentionally disinherit me in Delaware County?

Posted on Sat Dec 19, 2015, on Probate and Estate Administration

From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Disinheriting a Child in Delaware County

Most Recently Updated August 1, 2018.

“My father died a resident of Delaware County, Pennsylvania and named his girlfriend as beneficiary of his life insurance policy and pension. I was listed as a secondary beneficiary. Can my father give his life insurance and pension to his girlfriend instead of his children?”

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Disinheriting a Child in Delaware County

Disinheriting a Child in Delaware County

In Pennsylvania, there is no requirement that a father or mother leave their children any part of their probate estate. There is also no requirement that your father had to leave his life insurance to a child. Pensions may have their own sets of rules about where the pension benefits have to pass at death, but these rules usually protect a surviving spouse, not children. You may wish to contact the benefits professional who oversaw your father’s pension and see if he violated any rules naming his girlfriend rather than his child as beneficiary.

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Disinheriting a Child in Delaware County is only part of the overall probate process. By all means, if you wish to learn more, please read my more detailed article, The Probate Process All You Need to Know.

In Conclusion: Disinheriting a Child in Delaware County

I hope that this article was helpful in explaining Disinheriting a Child in Delaware County. Further, I included links to even more detailed information on my website. Therefore, please contact me and let me know how I did. Certainly, your comments and questions are welcome!

Let our Probate Lawyers help walk you through what can be a confusing process. To begin with, call to speak to one of our experienced Probate Attorneys.  By all means, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions. In fact, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. Ultimately our goal is to make the process as painless as possible!

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