Plaintiff was beneficiary of certain life insurance policies issued by defendant on the life of her former husband. All of the policies involved were issued after the marriage and before the divorce, and plaintiff had paid all the premiums on the policies. The administratrix, decedent's second wife, claimed the proceeds on the basis of section 425 of Kentucky Civil Code of Practice which provides for restoration of property obtained from the other spouse by reason of the marriage upon judgment for divorce. Held, where the wife has procured and paid for insurance on the life of her husband a subsequent divorce does not abrogate the contract, and she is entitled to continue to pay the premiums after the divorce and to collect the proceeds of the policy upon its maturity. Ficke v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America, (Ky. 1947) 202 S.W. (2d) 429.
A. E. Anderson S.Ed.,
INSURANCE-RIGHT TO PROCEEDS OF POLICY ON LIFE OF DIVORCED SPOUSE,
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