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Insurance Law: Life Insurance Proceeds-Interspousal Agreement-Divorced Spouse

Where appellant filed an action against her ex-husband’s estate claiming that his life insurance proceeds belonged to her, the appellant’s designation as beneficiary was revoked since she did not show that the interspousal agreement or the final judgment expressly provided that she remain the beneficiary of the policy, and the judgment is affirmed because the district court did not err in finding that the appellant could not prove an oral amendment to the final judgment.

Judgment is affirmed.

Rose v. Midland National Life Insurance Company (MLW No. 74800/Case No. 19-1317 – 5 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Kobes, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Sippel, J. (Lawrence P. Kaplan, St. Louis, argued for appellant) (Lee G. Kline, Clayton, argued for appellee).