If a spouse dies before a Judgment is entered, then the divorce proceeding becomes moot. However, if the parties signed an agreement resolving the divorce issues, unless there's a provision in the agreement that speaks to a party dying before a Judgment is entered, the agreement will likely be binding. Death will avoid certain potential obligations: maintenance, child support, etc.... Distribution of assets will continue to be required in most cases. Review any agreements that may have been signed and consult with your attorney.
yes. that ends the case.
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The part of the paperwork that is "binding" upon the estate is anything that constitutes a valid contract. For example, if there was a Separation Agreement (assuming it was properly executed) its terms would be enforceable to the extent practicable.
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