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The fact that you have a felony has no bearing on you being a beneficiary of daughter's insurance proceeds. So your ex has zero chance of keeping you from getting that money.
Ok, if she had no beneficiary listed, then the money would typically go to her estate and someone would have to file a probate case to settle her estate. Then if she had no will, her parents, you and the ex, would split her estate evenly.
However, some insurance companies state in their policies that if there is no named beneficiary that there is a predetermined beneficiary like parents or a spouse.
So I would suggest contacting the insurer directly and asking them what their policy is....does the money go directly to the parents or does it go to daughter's estate and they will be able to tell you.