Filed June 6, 2007.
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
COLLEEN ALLTON, ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
) of the 12th Judicial Circuit,
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Will County, Illinois,
v. ) No. 03--D--2023
LISA HINTZSCHE, as independent )
administrator of the Estate of )
GUY BLAKE ALLTON, deceased, ) Honorable
) Robert P. Brumund,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE LYTTON delivered the Opinion of the court:
The defendant, Lisa Hintzsche, the independent administrator
of the estate of Guy Blake Allton, appeals from the circuit court's
order directing an insurance company to pay the proceeds of a life
insurance policy to the plaintiff, Colleen Allton. Hintzsche
argues that Guy and Colleen’s children were entitled to the life
insurance proceeds because the marital settlement agreement
required Guy to change the policy’s beneficiary from Colleen to the
children. We reverse and remand.
Colleen and Guy married on August 8, 2000. They had two
children together. On August 10, 2000, Guy obtained a life