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Is it legal in the state of SC for an ex wife to have a court order out to prevent an ex husband from changing the beneficiary on life insurance

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in SC family court?

From what I understand she had a court order taken out to prevent him from removing her name as beneficiary

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this yet?

This is information I'm asking because my nephew's ex wife is causing some real problems and has taken this out to prevent him from changing. As far as I know he has asked about this

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In South Carolina, the Family Courts have the authority to order that beneficiaries on life insurance policies (or other policies) not be changed.

Let me ask you this - is in the the divorce process or has he already been granted a divorce from his wife? The reason I ask is this will better help me address what his options may be.

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