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Absolutely. Further, I would not waste my money with attorneys for this. You can do the research just as well as an attorney can. It is really about doing some research, mostly on the internet. The current insurance companies should have online the names of the original companies that all of their policies were issued through. I have never run across a situation where a life insurance policy was not valid because a company sold.
Another free source of help is the North Carolina Department of Insurance. http://www.ncdoi.com/
They will likely be able to pull all old registered insurance agencies and give you the name of the current owner of that agency. You may even find the company information on their site. Here is a link to a company contact directory. http://infoportal.ncdoi.net/cs_cmp_lookup.jsp
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