Asked in Divorce for Michigan

Q: This is what my Judgement of Divorce states. “Unless specifically provided in the property settlement, if one party is

, if one party is beneficiary of a life insurance policy or annuity on the life of the other party, the beneficiary shall now be the estate of the insured party. The insured party is responsible for notifying the insurance co. of this order. This order shall not prevent or affect beneficiary changes made after this date.”

Does this mean that I am the beneficiary of his life ins? Can he change beneficiaries?

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: No. It's standard language. He can, and should, change his beneficiary designations, as should you.

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