If I’m the sole beneficiary on a life insurance policy, can I be removed as the beneficiary after the owner’s death?

The insured recently passed away. Now people are disputing if I should get the money and are trying to get the beneficiary changed on the policy. Can they do that? What are my legal rights?

Asked on February 15, 2016 under Insurance Law, Utah


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Absent fraud, duress or mental incapacity on the part of the owner of the policy, you cannot now be removed as the listed beneficiary.

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