New and Continuing Needs for Life Insurance in Divorce

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You and your spouse have recently divorced or are planning to divorce. Either one of you may have life insurance policies in effect, and you probably have questions about your new and continuing needs for life insurance. You may be wondering if you still need to have life insurance coverage at all. More likely, you're wondering whether you will need additional insurance to protect your alimony or child support payments.

While married, you purchased life insurance as protection in case of the untimely death of yourself or your spouse. After a divorce, life insurance is still valuable protection for yourself and your family. Many of the concerns you shared while married will still apply after divorce. Almost as certainly, divorce will also create new concerns for you and your family.

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