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I just went through a messy divorce. Now, that I was injured in an accident, do I have to include my ex-spouse in my lawsuit?


A: No. Once you are divorced, your ex-spouse is no longer entitled to part of the money you may be awarded in a personal injury lawsuit. A divorce means that each person has given up their rights to the others' property and usually their rights to each others' estates. This is why most divorce attorneys will tell their clients to review and revise their life insurance policies, pension plans and IRA's, because usually they have their spouse listed as their beneficiaries in case they die.