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Can a man be married and buy life insurance and put someone other than his wife as a beneficiary?

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2010-08-05 21:01:17
2010-08-05 21:01:17

Yes. It's done ALL the time. You can leave it for the children (adult) you can put it into a trust. You can leave it to a business partner to fund a buy sell agreement.

That said, the primary factor to keep in mind is that the beneficiary must have an insurable interest in the life of the person insured. Essentially, this means that the beneficiary must have a "stake" in the continued life of the insured. This can be financial (such as a child dependent upon support, or even a business partner). The insurable interest can also be based upon "love and affection", and to that extent, a parent may be the beneficiary. There are other permutations of "insurable interest" that are defined by statute and interpretative case law. Insurance company underwriting guidelines also often address it.

All of that said, the insurable interest must exist at the inception of the policy. If the relationship between the parties subsequently changes (such as a divorce), the efficacy of the beneficiary designation will not change as long as the insurable interest existed when the policy was issued.

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