Wife files suit for late husband's insurance

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 10, 2014

A Nome, Texas, resident has filed suit against the son of her recently deceased husband, seeking clarification of who is supposed to receive money following his death.

Elizabeth Stanley says her husband, Perry Dean Stanley Jr., died April 18. At the time of his death, Perry Dean Stanley Jr. had an insurance policy through Unum Life Insurance Company of America, according to the complaint filed Sept. 16 in Jefferson County District Court.

Now Perry Dean Stanley Jr.'s son, Ryan Stanley, is questioning who is the rightful beneficiary of the policy, the suit states. Elizabeth Stanley contends she is clearly the rightful beneficiary, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Elizabeth Stanley seeks a declaratory judgment that any insurance proceeds be paid to her, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Attorney Mel W. Shelander of Beaumont will represent Elizabeth Stanley.

Jefferson County District Court case number: B196-120

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