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Insurance Question from Staten Island, NY

Asked on 10/12/2012

If a couple is legally separated (divorce not final yet), can one spouse make changes to the homeowners policy? Recently had water damage due to a broken air conditioner which caused damage to walls and floors and required a new unit. Insurance company tells me that the policy was changed a few years ago and they only want to pay me $1700 for damage that is going to cost a LOT more. Apparently, my ex-husband made changes to our policy without my knowledge. Is this legal? Do I have any recourse??

Answer given on October 22, 2012

talk to a lawyer


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