Juan C. Antúnez, in his Florida Probate & Trust Litigation Blog, discusses Pacific Life Insurance Co. v. Perez. The article begins as follows:
Joaquin Perez had a life insurance policy with a death benefit of $250,000. This life insurance policy named his son and daughter equal beneficiaries. Mr. Perez was tragically shot and killed by his son.
Mr. Perez’s son was ultimately found not guilty of his father’s murder by reason of insanity. The question then became, does Florida’s Slayer Statute apply in this case even though there’s no murder conviction?
To see the full article, click: Does Florida’s Slayer Statute require a murder conviction to apply?
To download the full opinion, click Pacific Life Insurance Co. v. Perez.
Posted by Will Frankenberry, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.