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is it against the law to take out life insurance on your ex

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is it against the law to take out life insurance on your ex husband when you kept your married name and the insurance co doesn't know you're divorced?

It is not illegal so long as you didn't lie on the insurance forms. If you misrepresented the fact that you are married and you're not, that could invalidate the policy.


Also, any other misrepresentations could cause the policy to be denied when payment is sought.


You shouldn't expect to be charged with a crime if this is the case, the only real penalty is that the policy will be void.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
is there an insurance board, etc. that will tell me if life insurance has been taken out on an individual?
There is a state department of insurance. However, they're not going to tell you anything unless you hold the policy or are the beneficiary.