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Unsigned Beneficiary Designations May Still Be Enforced

If the beneficiary designation on a life insurance policy is unsigned or incomplete, it may still be enforceable in certain circumstances. Where the deceased had clearly intended to change the beneficiary on his life insurance policy but failed to sign or properly complete a beneficiary change form, and where the insurer had accepted the incomplete form and led the deceased to believe that it was good enough, the court ordered that the insurance proceeds be distributed as the deceased intended.

Love v. Love, 2013 SKCA 31