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Virginia CLE Webinar: Life Insurance & Divorce – Are You Really Protected?
April 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm EDT$25 – $50
In Woods v. Martin, decided in late 2020 by the Virginia Supreme Court, the Court upheld a Fairfax Circuit Court decision awarding life insurance proceeds to a former spouse despite efforts of a bitter ex-spouse to thwart the terms of the parties' Property Settlement Agreement and divorce decree.
Offit Kurman attorneys Thomas W. Repczynski and Alison Noll, successfully argued the case to secure a $750,000 summary judgement and established new law in the process.
With the Supreme Court’s precedent-setting decision, Virginia now recognizes an ex-spouse’s “equitable assignment” rights to life insurance proceeds agreed to under a consensual property settlement agreement incorporated in a divorce decree.
Join Mr. Repczynski for a one-hour webinar
(1-credit Virginia CLE), to learn why the surviving ex-wife,
and her children, were not as protected as she had believed,
along with their tips to avoiding similar risks and costly, time-consuming legal battles.
The team’s pursuit of the case spanned several years, and culminated with Mr. Repczynski appearing virtually before the High Court at the height of the pandemic.
FBA Attorney Member - $35
Attorney Non-Member - $50
FBA Young Lawyer Member - $25
Young Lawyer Non-Member - $40
ABOUT TOM REPCZYNSKI
Mr. Repczynski is a Principal and Shareholder with Offit Kurman’s Commercial Litigation (South) Practice Group, focused on developing and expanding the firm’s Estates and Trusts Litigation practice area. Tom’s practice emphasizes inheritance-related matters involving will/trust/insurance beneficiaries, executors, trustees, guardians, and attorneys-in-fact under Powers of Attorney and includes creditors’ rights enforcement, real estate litigation, and general commercial business disputes. Tom routinely pursues, defends, and negotiates the broadest range of fiduciary proceedings pre- and post-judgment actions and workouts, and real-estate related disputes of all types (e.g. commercial leasing, title, inheritance, etc.).
ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN
Offit Kurman, a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with offices throughout the East Coast and in Southern California, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. Founded in 1987, the firm’s 280+ attorneys counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice. Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration.
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