It goes to the estate
Life insurance should be paid to someone if the policy was paid at the time of the insured's death. It should probably be paid to the beneficiary it was changed to before the insured was determined incapacitated. However, that might be fought over in court. In a mess like it sounds it will be, there is no telling what might happen.
Generally, if the beneficiary is deceased, the proceeds go to the contingent beneficiary, or if none, to the estate of the insured. An attorney must be consulted to direct you on how to handle this in your state. It depends on whether the beneficiary predeceased the insured. If the beneficiary died before the insured then the proceeds go the the contingent beneficiary. If there is not a contingent, check the contract, it probably is paid to the Owner of the Estate of the Insured. If the Beneficiary died after the Insured, the proceeds go to the Beneficiary's Estate. It is important to have a contingent beneficiary specified in your life insurance policy. This way, if the beneficiary passes away, the contingent beneficiary will benefit. If there is no contingent beneficiary, and the beneficiary has deceased, the proceeds of the life insurance policy, go to the estate and is distributed according to the Will.
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.
Yes. A secondary beneficiary only becomes beneficiary if the primary beneficiary dies before the insured. Say the insured and primary beneficiary are involved in a fatal auto accident but the insured dies an hour before the primary beneficiary. The insurance proceeds would not go to the secondary beneficiary but to the estate of the primary beneficiary. If the primary beneficiary dies an hour before the insured then the secondary beneficiary receives the proceeds. If an insured wants both to receive monies they can name more than one person as primary beneficiary and in what percentage for each person. They could also leave it to their estate and handle distribution by a will.
Many insurance companies will not let you change your beneficiary, if it is your spouse, without their knowledge. You will have to contact your insurance comapny to find out. Contact your insurance company. Your spouse won't know you've changed it. If they need to send you a new policy, ask them to let you pick it up at their local office. If they can only mail it to you, be sure to collect the mail before your spouse sees it.
Maybe. Life insurance is a contract and if the beneficiary on the policy is listed as the 2nd wife, she is entitled to the money. Check the divorce decree, it may, depending on who drafted it and what state you are in, may have stated that any such designation as beneficiary is void. It may also have said in the divorce decree that maintaining her as beneficiary of an insurance policy was a condition of the divorce.
The beneficiary designated on the policy application is the recipient. Usually, a secondary ("contingent") beneficiary is also named in the event that the primary beneficiary dies before the insured. The estate of the deceased can also be the beneficiary if it is named as such or if there are no named beneficiaries or if all of them die before the insured. In that event, the insurance proceeds become a part of the estate and are distributed according to the insured's Last Will and Testament. If the insured dies without a Will, the estate, including the insurance proceeds, pass according to state law according to the laws of intestate succession.
If there is a named beneficiary the life insurance proceeds bypass probate and the beneficiary will receive the money. If none is named, the proceeds are paid over to the estate. If the proceeds are paid over to the estate the debts of the decedent must be paid before any assets can be distributed to the heirs.
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