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Thank you for the information and your question. A court order that divides marital property has no effect on a contract with a third party, which is what your lock box contract is. In other words, just like a division of a real property would have no direct effect on a mortgage, an order granting him the lockbox has no effect on the contract. So, the bank is correct. Although your husband may have the right to the contents of the box, you are still on the contract, unless and until you both take the steps to close this account together and him open a new one. Again, just like with real property that is jointly owned with a mortgage on it, the lender doesn't have to release anyone from the mortgage just because one of them has be given the property in the settlement. That would require refinancing.
In any event, you have a few choices here since they are closing their physical facility. Assuming they aren't going to charge you anymore for not clearing the items out, you can just not clear them out and let the bank do with them what they will since you have notified your ex's sister of the issue. Or, you can go and take possession of the items and send them to him, or let him know you have them for him to arrange for pickup. Nothing in your act of taking the items at that closing of the branch of the bank would put you in legal peril as long as he has been notified of the event and where the things are. But again, if you don't want to get involved and the bank isn't going to charge you any money for not taking it, then don't take it if you don't want to.
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