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Attorney Kennedy to speak at the Akron Bar Association, Probate Law Section

When: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Time: 11:45 AM Where: Akron Bar Association, 57 S. Broadway, Akron, OH 44308 Topic: Death after Divorce – Who Gets the Life Insurance? When Federal and State Laws Clash over Insurance Proceeds. Description: Who is entitled to life insurance proceeds when the decedent failed to change the beneficiary after a divorce, and dies with the ex-spouse still the named beneficiary? In this one hour presentation, Attorney David Kennedy will explore Ohio’s common law history, review the particulars of Ohio’s “re-designation statute” (Rev. Code §5815.33), conduct a case study of a case he successfully litigated in Summit County Probate Court, and examine how and when Federal law may pre-empt Ohio statutes, divorce decrees, or domestic court orders. The presentation will conclude with some helpful litigation strategies and planning tips for your divorced clients.

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