Thank you for your question. I happen to be Pennsylvania licensed and will be happy to assist you with your concerns.The answer is that any sort of writing that lists either of you as a 'spouse' is ineffective and void. But anything that lists the name as an individual is perfectly fine. For example if your ex-spouse has a term life policy that lists you as a beneficiary and lists you as a spouse, that designation is now void. But if he sends a beneficiary change form to the insurer and lists you as you rather than as a spouse, you would again be listed as a beneficiary.Hope that helps.
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