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Is it illegal to kill yourself if you’ve been diagnosed with a untreatable disease?

I was told I have 9 months to live. I don't want to anymore. Will my family get in trouble for my actions. Like, if it's illegal, will they not get my insurance benefits?

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    Joel M. Lutwin | Lutwin & Lutwin, LLP
    401 Broadway
    New York, NY 10013
    (212) 431-5757
    Life insurance policies usually have a provision that excludes coverage for suicides-what you really should do is go to Sloan Kettering for a consult-they may be able to save you.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 3/14/2013
    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    Sorry to hear about your situation. Sadly, I do not know how your insurance policy would handle distributing insurance proceeds after a suicide. As for your family getting in trouble, as long as they do not assist you in this act, they should be all right. You should check with your insurance carrier about what voids your policy.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 3/14/2013
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