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Is it legal for a life insurance company not to pay benefits to a common law wife?


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2015-07-16 18:12:16
2015-07-16 18:12:16

Who is the beneficiary on the policy?

insurance companies state "spouse" in all of their paper work, and you can not be a spouse without being legally married. i suppose it has to do with people being able to take out policies on each other without having legal rights to do so. common law is not considered a legal marriage between two people.


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