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One reason is that the decedent wanted to have the funds available to pay debts of the estate and to have the remaining proceeds shared equally by the heirs.

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Is a life insurance policy considered an estate?

It depends on the beneficiary of the policy. If it say estate, yes.


Is life insurance consideredpart of the estate?

If the insurance policy owner did not specify a beneficiary or the beneficiary is deceased, then the life insurance proceeds go to the insured's estate.


If a life insurance policy owner dies what happens to the policy?

if the owner of a life insurance policy dies and the policy is on her son. What happens to the ppolicy and is it part of the estate.


Do you have to pay taxes on benefits from a life insurance policy in CT?

The benefits from a life insurance policy are treated as part of the estate and subject to the estate tax. They are not subject to income tax.


If you are beneficiary of life insurance policy is the administrator of the estate supposed to get your money?

Life insurance with a beneficiary is completely separate from the "estate". If you receive life insurance, it's your. The estate includes bank accounts, homes, cars, etc. not the life insurance


Does the beneficiary of a life insurance policy have to pay for the deceased funeral cost or should the estate pay for it?

The beneficiary of a life insurance policy is not responsible for paying for the deceased's funeral cost using the money from the proceeds of the life insurance policy. The estate of the deceased is responsible for paying for the funeral cost from the proceeds of the estate.


How does a life insurance trust work?

A life insurance trust is used to remove the assets and death benefit of the life insurance policy out of the insured's estate for estate tax purposes. If the insured were to remain the owner of the policy, the policy procedes would be estate taxable at the time of death. This is a non-issue if your assets are less the the allowable estate tax limits.


What if the executor doesn't pay the beneficiaries of a life insurance policy?

The proceeds of a life insurance policy are paid directly to the beneficiaries without going into the estate of the person. The only way that life insurance proceeds become part of an estate is if the the beneficiary is listed as "Estate of the Insured". In this case any expenses of the estate are to be paid out before the heirs receive a share. If there are beneficiaries on the policy, the life insurance company will pay the beneficiaries directly.


What happens to the proceeds of a life insurance policy if there is not a named beneficiary?

The life insurance benefit will be paid to the deceased's estate.


What if there is no will or beneficiary on a life insurance policy of the deceased?

The policy proceeds will become part of the decedent's estate.


If the beneficiary of a life insurance died before the policy holder and there was no contingent beneficiary does the life insurance go the next of kin or to the estate?

The life insurance proceeds must enter the estate, The Executor of the estate will then determine how, when and to whom it should be dispersed.


Does a will affect life insurance proceeds?

A will does not normally change a life insurance policy. The policy is a contract between the insured to pay a beneficiary. If the policy leaves the money to the estate, the will then controls the dispensation.

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