A few months prior to her death, Basabadatta Pattanayak and her husband Sandeep Srinath executed a Marital Settlement Agreement. The Agreement included a section entitled “Equitable Distribution,” in which they divided their property and relinquished spousal support, and agreed that the husband would pay health insurance until the dissolution of the marriage. When the Agreement.. read more →

In Estate of Peck, the Chancery Division, Probate Part examined a decedent’s testamentary intent regarding the disposition of her foreign property, as expressed in a foreign will, on New Jersey’s spousal elective share statute. In Peck, the decedent had executed a will in New Jersey, directing that her husband receive only his spousal elective share.. read more →