Life insurance for children in a family law case

In Massachusetts, parents can be required to provide life insurance coverage for the benefit of their dependent children. In many instances, this will mean that existing policies will have to be maintained without change; in other cases, each parent would be well advised to take out a new policy on the life of the other to ensure continued financial support for the children if the other dies; by providing such coverage yourself, there can be no question whether or not such coverage will be in place when it is needed.