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Blog: What if one party passes away without having settled the marital estate
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It is unthinkable but it happens. Divorces can take years and it is a possibility that a party may pass away without having settled the marital estate or finalized the divorce.
Once one party in a divorce dies, the case is dismissed at the next court date. Still, there are many unresolved issues regarding the marital estate that need to be addressed and resolved. Those matters usually addressed in probate court in lieu of domestic relations court.
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