Until Death Do Us Part

Commencing January 1, 2012, legal, real estate and insurance professionals will be required to advise clients of KRS 381.280 which creates a forfeiture of property rights for the taking of the life of a party in interest to the same prior to such parties executing deeds and other documents in question. It works like this: take the life (and actually be convicted of a felony) of your spouse, heirs, beneficiaries under wills, trusts or insurance policies or a joint tenant with right of survivorship and you will loose your interest in the property which you shared with the dearly departed. There are several exceptions to the general rule; see the text of the statute at the link provided above.  To all of our friends who are lawyers, real estate and insurance professionals, please take note and prepare for the education of your clients.                       


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