Legally, yes: you can receive life insurance death benefits from an ex-spouse: life insurance benefits can be left to any person, regardless of marital status. The key is, you must be named as the beneficiary by name and not by status or relationship: i.e. if the benefits are to go to "my wife" or "my husband," you will not receive them, since you are no longer the wife or husband. But if left to you by name, you can receive them.
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