In the Matter of the Estate of Mark M. King, Colorado Court of Appeals Case 2018CA541
We represented the personal representative of Mark M. King’s estate in a lawsuit filed by Mr. King’s second wife. After Mr. King and his second wife had been married for less than ten months, he died, and she received $4,462,806.00 from a life insurance policy, Mr. King’s retirement plan, and joint bank accounts. Even though she had just become a millionaire and had only been married to Mr. King for a short time, the second wife claimed that she, not Mr. King’s children, was entitled to the majority of the assets in Mr. King’s estate. After trial, the judge denied the second wife’s claim, and she appealed. In a precedent-setting case, the Colorado Court of Appeals agreed with our client that the second wife was not entitled to receive any additional assets.