Year: 1988 Source: Chicago: American Bar Association, 1988. p.1-9 SIEC No: 19910739

This article outlines the techniques attorneys can employ to obtain life insurance proceeds when the insured has committed suicide. The author discusses the legal advantages available, such as the presumption of the law against suicide and the burden of proof on the insurance company. Other factors which can be used in a legal case are the sanity, motives, characteristics, and habits of the deceased, as well as medical and pathological tests. (VM)