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Columbus Probate Litigation Attorneys Protecting Your Right To Life Insurance

While life insurance policies are not necessarily included within an estate plan, they are nevertheless often an important part of the administration process following the death of a loved one. Attorney Mike Gertner’s probate litigation experience includes protecting the rights of life insurance beneficiaries when those rights have been infringed upon through mismanagement, fraud or undue influence.

We successfully represented a widow who was cheated out of her proceeds ($200,000) from a life insurance policy held by her late husband (Bokemper v. Farmers New World Life Insurance, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, 10 CV 08 11569, Sept. 11, 2012).

As a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer, Mike has the ability to take the case as far as necessary to see justice done. Challenging a life insurance beneficiary is similar to contesting a will. In general, you must be able to prove that either:

  • The policy holder was incompetent or incapable of making sound decisions when assigning beneficiaries, or
  • The policy holder was under the undue influence of another, resulting in changes to beneficiaries.

Mike’s reputation as a skilled trial lawyer in the area of estate law, as well as his many successful cases involving inheritance disputes, means you can trust his honest advice on the feasibility of your success in court. If you do have a case, he will personally handle the matter from start to finish.

Contact The Law Office Of Mike Gertner To Learn More

If you have questions or concerns about life insurance benefits you believe you’re entitled to, contact our firm in Columbus by calling 614-463-9393 or 877-772-1011 toll free for a free initial consultation. We can help you determine how best to proceed given your unique situation. We represent clients with estate interests throughout Central Ohio.