if im married and i was the benifinary. can my husband change that w/o me knowing this?

Asked on June 2, 2009 under Insurance Law, Tennessee

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am assuming that you are referring to a life insurance policy.  Your husband may place anyone he wants as the beneficiary.  It is a contract like anything thing else between him and the insurance company.  He is not required to place his wife as the beneficiary and may make changes at any time so long as the change is made pursuant to the terms of the contract.  Because you are just the beneficiary, you can be taken off without notice at any time.  I suggest you talk to him about this...


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