No. The contingency that triggers payment of a life insurance is the death of the named insured. That person could have changed the beneficiary designation prior to his/her death. Even if the policy had given the power to change the beneficiary to another person, the change would have had to be exercised before the named insured dies.
The owner of the policy can change the beneficiary of the policy. If the original beneficiary has died before the insured, the owner of the policy can designate a new beneficiary at any time.
Generally, the owner of the policy has the right to choose their beneficiary.
No, if she was the named beneficiary the benefits belongs to her, and she has no legal responsibility for the deceased's children.
Whoever is named as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy will get the money. Contact whoever is in charge of your life insurance and get it changed as soon as possible. If you are married, it normally goes to your spouse, and in some states, you need your spouses permission to name somebody else as your beneficiary. Step 1 - contact your life insurance provider. Step 2 - contact a lawyer. Answer2: First, who says it's the wrong person? Who took out the policy and who decided on who the beneficiary should be? Who is paying the premium on the insurance policy. The insurance agency who wrote the policy should be the first point of contact.
Are spouses responsible for a deceased husbands commercial bank loan with several co-signers?
In Georgia, as in most states, life insurance proceeds to a named beneficiary become the property of the beneficiary and are therefore not accessible to the creditors of the decedent. Of course, this does not apply to joint debt between the spouses or any debt solely in the name of the surviving spouse. In short, if the surviving spouse's name is not on the debt of the decedent, the surviving spouse has no legal obligation to pay such debt.
Not individually, but the deceased's estate may well be subject to being charged for the expenses not covered by any existing insurance.
Sure, why not?
Unless both spouses signed the credit card agreement, the answer is no. The debt can only be charged against the property of the deceased, but must be fully paid (or paid as much as it can be in the case of an insolvent estate) before anything can be paid to the spouse.
No - the surviving spouse is not liable for the deceased person's bills !