The policy was drafted around 8 years ago, the source says, and The Dukes Of Hazzard star and her mom Tina only found out about its existence last week.
Tina’s attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam were made aware of the policy's existence in a meeting with the Simpsons' business manager, David Levin, and the source says that both Jessica and Tina are "furious" that Joe had done such a thing without the knowledge of either of them.
“It came out in a meeting with David and her attorneys last week that Joe set up a life insurance policy for Jessica 8 years ago that made him the sole beneficiary.
“It was pointed out to Tina that as Jessica's manager Joe wasn't doing anything underhanded by taking out a policy to protect his biggest income source, but she was absolutely furious that Joe did it without consulting her or Jessica.
“Joe’s actions have put a massive strain on the family, and it’s only getting worse. It’s hard to see that Tina and Joe will ever be amicable with each other again and the divorce case is shaping up to be very messy,” the source says.
Meanwhile, as RadarOnline.com previously reported, Jessica and Joe seemed to put their differences aside, at least for a few hours, after they were spotted chatting at the wedding of Jessica's best friend, Cacee Cobb, and actor Donald Faison.