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2010-06-13 14:03:27
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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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It depends on the beneficiary of the policy. If it say estate, yes.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

No, the beneficiary of a life insurance cannot be changed by the executor unless he's the owner of the policy. The proceeds of a life insurance policy, unless the benefciary of the policy is the estate, are not subject to any conditions of the will. It is outside of probate.

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.

No. Life insurance is paid the the beneficiary named in the policy, your creditors have no claim against the insurance proceeds EXCEPT if the proceeds are paid to your estate.

If life insurance is payable to a beneficiary other than "the estate of ...[the decedent]", proceeds are payable directly to the named beneficiary and do not normally become part of the estate. However, if the designation of beneficiary of the life insurance policy is the estate of the decedent, proceeds do usually become part of the estate.

No, it does not. Life Insurance is a contract between the deceased and the insurance company. Unless the estate has been listed as the beneficiary, the will has no affect on the policy.

It depends on the policy wording but most do NOT form part of the estate. You will need to ask the insurance company.

No, only the policy owner (usually the insured) can decide who the beneficiary is on a life insurance policy. Life insurance has nothing to do with a will or estate distribution after someone's death. That's why it is imperative to keep the beneficiary section updated constantly based on the life changes; too many people who get divorced forget to update their life insurance beneficiary on the policy and benefit may go to the ex-spouse. Life insurance companies are bound by the contract that is the life insurance policy to only pay the beneficiary specified on the policy. If all beneficiaries specified on the policy are deceased, then the benefit will be paid to insured's estate.

No Income Tax, but there might be Estate Taxes.

Life Insurance and EstatesNO, not if the named beneficiary is not deceased. The proceeds of a life insurance policy belong to the named beneficiary not to the deceased. It should not under any circumstances be included in the estate of a deceased or the probate process. If no beneficiary is named or if all beneficiaries are deceased then their is no alternative. When their is no named beneficiary then the value of the life insurance policy reverts to the insured and must then be included as part of the deceased estate

Usually, life insurance proceeds are free from federal taxes. If the beneficiary is an individual person/persons, the proceeds of a life isnurance policy are tax-free. If the beneficiary of a life insurance policy is the "Estate" of the insured person, the proceeds may be subject to estate taxes.

Not if there is a named beneficiary living. that makes it separate from theEstate of the deceased. example my mother recently passed away while she left a life insurance policy and stated me as the beneficiary, she also had one on me and she was the sole owner. Which makes that life insurance policy part of the estate since there was no other person who was named as owner hope that helps.

401 K assets are considered part of an individuals estate for Federal Estate Tax purposes. Life Insurance would also be includable in the gross estate if the decedent owned the Insurance Policy. However if a Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) owned the Insurance Policy it would be excludable from the decedent's estate if the policy was transferred to the Trust 3 years prior to the decedents death. If the policy had been transferred to the Trust within 3 years of the decedents death it would be includable in the decedeants gross estate due to the "3 year throwback rule." The way around the three year throwback rule is to have the (ILIT) be the applicant and owner of a new life insurance policy when the insurance policy is first set up. If that is not possible then be aware of the 3 year throwback rule and hold your breath.

If the insured has died the proceeds from the insurance will be paid AS STATED IN THE POLICY. The proceeds of the claim are not part of the assets of the deceased's estate.

When a person insured by a life insurance policy dies while the policy is "In Force", the death benefit is paid to the beneficiary. Life insurance proceeds are usually not subject to state and federal income taxation. But, if there is no beneficiary, the proceeds of a life insurance policy may be included in the estate of the deceased person. Then, it may be subject to state and inheritance taxes. Also, the proceeds may be subject to federal estate taxation. If you own all or part of the life insurance policy at the time of your death, the proceeds may be included in your gross estate for federal estate tax purposes. Also, federal gift taxes and state inheritance taxes may apply to life insurance policy proceeds under certain circumstances.

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