If my husband's divorce agreement states that he will name his kids from his previous marriage as the beneficiaries of his retirement/life insurance, how can we change this?
Question Details: We have since gotten married, he's changed jobs, bought a house and we have a child of our own on the way. He would like to make me the primary beneficiary. Can he do this without changing his divorce/child support agreement or do we have to go through the courts and have this changed?
No, if he agreed in his divorce to make his children from the prior marriage beneficiaries, he is legally obligated to that. He would have to get permission from a court to change that provision; alternately, depending on exactly what the agreement says, it may be possible for him to maintain the children as beneficiary of the existing policy and purchase a new policy naming you--if usure what the agreement says or means, bring it to an attorney to review with you.