In some divorce cases, a spouse may pass away before the divorce proceedings
are resolved. At this point, the surviving spouse is considered a widow
or a widower, and is legally entitled to all of the assets in the marriage.
Things can get complicated when it comes to assets obtained during a spouse's
time of separation. If your spouse had a will, and the will determines
that certain assets that were obtained after separation are supposed to
go to other people, then chances are that the heirs would receive the
inheritance. Still, you are legally entitled to any marital assets as
a survivor. The courts will recognize the marriage as null and void due
to the death, and will not proceed with the divorce. If you want more
information about how death can stop and change a
divorce proceeding, you need to talk with an accomplished Los Angeles divorce
attorney at Claery & Green. Call the firm today for more information.