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My mom and dad were divorced and she just passed. How does he claim the policy?

Sorry to hear about your mom.

Your father needs the death certificate to make the claim. He just needs to call the life insurance company to let them know he's a beneficiary, and they'll give him instructions on what to send.

It doesn't matter that your parents were divorced. Whoever is named on the policy gets the money.

Last updated: Jan. 9, 2013
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