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Category: Family Law
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Experience:  Sr. Trial Attorney II at El Paso County Public Defender
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I GHOT A DIVORCE IN 1978 AND i HAVE A NEW WIFE. THE QUESTION

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I GHOT A DIVORCE IN 1978 AND i HAVE A NEW WIFE. THE QUESTION IS ABOUT THE DIVORCE DECREE. IT HAS MY CHILDREN GETTING MY LIFE INSURANCE. CAN I DO ANYTHING TO MAKE SURE MY PRESENT WIFE GETS ANY OF MY INSURANCE?
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: NEW MEXICO
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: NO
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Amadeo Rivera replied 4 months ago.

Generally, provisions regarding children only apply until the child reaches 18 or is otherwise emancipated. I could not tell you that is the case without reviewing your decree, but that is generally how that works.