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Would an ex-wife named as the beneficiary on her ex-husband's life insurance have a problem with collecting if she has remarried?

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12/22/2006

An ex-wife remains as a "Named Beneficiary" until such time as her ex-husband authorizes the Insurance Company to remove her name as such. If the ex-husband re-marries, his new wife does not stand to benefit from insurance proceeds until he makes the change with the issuing company. A common mistake is for divorced couples to not change their beneficiaries and when a death occurs, the new spouse finds out that the ex gets all the insurance benefits leaving the new spouse with nothing.