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Which takes presidence in Indiana, a divorve decree or a…

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Which takes presidence in Indiana, a divorve decree or a last will

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in Indiana family court?

No the divorce was un 2010 in texas and leaves the life unsurance policy to my x spouse

Lawyer's Assistant: Have they talked to a lawyer about this yet?

No, i just changed the beneficiary,

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

The insurance company just says that they will pay whom ever is on the policy. The court order in the divorve decree says that the x spouse gets the money

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The insurance company is not a party to the divorce and they will just pay whomever is designated as beneficiary.
If the decree states the ex is to be the beneficiary then the ex would need to sue the estate for violation of the final decree, but the insurance company will just pay the designated beneficiary.
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