The great majority of divorcing couples in New Jersey resolve their issues in the form of a Marital Settlement Agreement (a.k.a. Property Settlement Agreement). In addition to a division of marital assets, such Agreements may include a waiver of certain assets, such as life insurance or retirement benefits. Although New Jersey, as well as many

I was recently contacted by a fraternal organization regarding an estate that I represented. The decedent, who was in his 80’s when he died, had an insurance policy through the organization that had been issued when he was 16! His parents were the named beneficiaries. The estate is able to collect the insurance proceeds since