Is it true that once a couple are divorced, the spouses automatically drop off of the other's life insurance policies as beneficiary, or do insurance beneficiaries stand unless actually changed with a new form?
laws vary by state. What state are you in?
Customer: The divorce was in Illinois, and I (ex-wife) still live in Illinois; however, my exhusband had been living in Wisconsin for many years after our divorce, so probate
filing is in Wisconsin court.
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: I have my divorce settlement agreement from IL, but it is confusing. However, my ex and I were very close for many years after the divorce, but before his death this past July. I have the original beneficiary forms from when we were married that named me beneficiary, and he never changed that designation.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: My ex also bought a small life insurance policy a few years AFTER our divorce, and he named me beneficiary on that policy due to our continued amicable relationship, and that we have two children together (adult children, but college students).