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Denise,Thank you for your follow-up. You can choose to write a will in which you specifically name someone else who is not the other parent as the executor of the estate and who would be in charge of all financial obligations from your end toward the child. As a consequence you could attempt to bypass the other parent by having this third party be in charge of life insurance benefits (which can be further placed in trust so the father cannot get to those accounts), and you can also possibly name someone you would prefer to become the guardian of the child upon death, although that would still be up to the courts to evaluate and either honor or deny.Good luck.
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