Clarification of prior question in NJ divorce: If husband has alimony and child support arrears which are due an to a ex-wife and she dies before payment can be completed, can their children or estate attempt to claim the balance, or does it just go away? Forget any consideration for life insurance. This is a hypothetical that might come up in a court case due to special circumstances. (no, not planning to 'off' anyone!)
Yes, the children would be able to pursue the arrears on their own. Child support is vested in the children, not the custodial parent.
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Her estate would be entitled to it. It makes up for extra money she would have had to spend waiting for your debt.
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