In the case of Hillman v. Maretta, the United States Supreme Court ruled that an ex-wife and not the widow should receive life insurance proceeds where the deceased failed to change the beneficiary designation before his death.
I am a divorce and domestic relations attorney located in Charlottesville, Virginia. I practice in all of the cities and counties making up Central Virginia (Charlottesville, Albemarle, Buckingham, Greene, Fluvanna, Orange, Louisa, Goochland, Nelson). I also appear in Waynesboro, Stanton, Augusta, Harrisonburg, Amherst and Lynchburg. I am also available to consult or appear with clients throughout the rest of Commonwealth of Virginia and even other states if their rules permit my appearance.