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Written by attorney Elisa M Reiter

What Happens to Life Insurance on Divorce?

The Texas Family Code was amended in 1997 to correct an anomaly in Texas law regarding the disposition of certain rights in life insurance policies

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Texas Family Code Section 9.301. Pre-Decree Designation of Ex-Spouse as Beneficiary of Life Insurance. Tex. Prob. Code Ann. Section 69. Voidness Arising from Divorce. Egelhoff v. Egelhoff, 532 U.S. 141, 121 S.C.T 1322 (2001). Barnett v. Barnett, 67 S.W.3d 107 (Tex. 2001) Irwin v. Irwin, 307 S.W.3d 383 (Tex.App. San Antonio 2009, writ denied).

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