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Q: Will an x-wife inherit from her x-husband if he has not written a new will and the old will still has her as beneficiary?
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Would Beneficiary still inherit if he died seven years ago?

Probably not, depending on the way the will was written. The beneficiary's heirs might inherit.


If you are not listed as a beneficiary on your fathers life insurance policy are you entitled to anything?

You are entitled to no proceeds from the life policy if the beneficiary or contingent beneficiary is still alive.


What if a spouse dies and you may be a beneficiary to their 401k but you divorced 10 years ago are you still eligble?

IF you are still the beneficiary on file for your ex-spouse then you are legally entitled to that money. If there was an updated beneficiary that lists other people as the beneficiary then you are not. On caveat is if you are listed as the beneficiary and the ex-spouse has a will in place that leaves the account to someone else, then you are not entitled.


If someone is divorced can he still be the beneficiary on a life insurance policy?

yes. until you change the beneficiary they will stay on there


Can a term-life policy be cashed out if beneficiary is still alive?

Of course. The beneficiary is the person designated to get the money, not the insured.


If you are the step-nephew of an aunt who died and named you as the beneficiary of the life insurance can you still claim it?

If you are the named beneficiary then of course you can claim it!


How can you find if you are a beneficiary of a will?

If the person has died, if you are beneficiary, the executor is required to notify you. If they are still alive, the only way is to ask them. There is no requirement that they tell you!


Does the executor of the will have authority over how the beneficiary spends the insurance money?

No, executors are only involved in determining who to give money to, but they can't control what is done with the money by the people who receive it. Once you inherit money it is yours, to do with as you will. Sometimes wills have conditions attached to them. For example, my son will inherit $50,000 but only after he gets married. That restricts his ability to inherit the money, by placing a condition on the inheritance. However, once he does get married and does inherit the money, he can still spend it any way he chooses. If I were to say "My son will inherit $50,000 but I require him to spend it wisely" there is no way to enforce that. I might advise him to spend his money wisely, but in the end he will spend it the way he wishes, wisely or foolishly.


Who collects the life insurance if the policy holder and beneficiary have died?

If the beneficiary of a policy has died, the estate of the beneficiary can still collect the insurance payment, assuming that the beneficiary does have an heir or heirs of some kind (as most people do). Note that this is a fairly unusual situation, because normally when a beneficiary dies, a new beneficiary is named. There is no reason to allow the policy to have no living beneficiary, unless the insured and the beneficiary happen to die at about the same time, and there is no time to name a new beneficiary.


Can you still go to Australia after beneficiary fraud?

No Dumb@$$ we don't want you


Does life insurance still go through probate if your name is the beneficiary in NH?

That is the beauty of life insurance~! With a properly named beneficiary there are no taxes and it avoids probate!


Do you need spousal consent to name another beneficiary on your IRA?

Yes, the beneficiary of an inherited IRA (AKA beneficiary IRA) can name a beneficiary to that account. In the past, this was not really allowed so some form may still practice as such.