Post-nup Can Waive Wrongful Death Proceeds, Per Western Section

Gary Rickman v. Virginia Rickman, et al
Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Trenena G. Wilcher and Eric J. Burch, Manchester, Tennessee, for the appellant, Virginia Rickman.

Darren V. Berg, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Gary Rickman, William Rickman, Jr., Gary Rickman, Jr., Tony Childers, and Chris Childers.

Judge: STAFFORD

This case concerns whether the widow of a deceased man may share in the wrongful death settlement obtained by his personal representative. We conclude that the postnuptial agreement entered into by the widow prevents her from benefitting from the wrongful death settlement. Affirmed and remanded.

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