My questions centers around my divorce agreement with my ex and a clause that reads: "Each party shall attain life insurance with a death benefit of at least 200k payable to the other as trustee beneficiary for the children until such time as the youngest child attains the age of 25 years." When asked to produce the declaration page which shows me as the beneficiary as required above, my ex sent me a document that shows that there is a policy but it is being held in a Life Trust. Pressing the matter further, since a declaration page from the insurance policy was not produced, my ex provided this explanation: "in my will there was a codicil added making you the beneficiary of $200,000 of my assets." Looking at the language of our agreement, was or is my ex in violation of the life insurance clause as the policy was held in a trust which up until now had the trust being the primary beneficiary? At this time the codicil no longer exists in my ex's will and supposedly I am now the beneficiary of the life insurance policy that is being held in the irrevocable life insurance trust, with the trustee being the contingent beneficiary. Response: Your ex is in violation of the agreement and must make the life insurance policy comply with the agreement. Otherwise, you can file contempt action against her for the violation and to force her to comply with the agreement.
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