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Dr Juffali had an unfulfilled financial obligation which, on his death became the responsibility of his executors.
The role of an executor is to identify the assets and liabilities of the deceased’s estate, collect in his assets, pay any debts and liabilities and distribute the deceased’s estate according to his Will (or the intestacy rules).
If your spouse/civil partner dies in the middle of divorce proceedings but before a financial Order has been granted by the Court, you will be treated as a widow/widower and you should first ascertain the content of your spouse’s Will.
You may have already been sufficiently provided for in the Will, whether intentionally or unintentionally as few people remember to update their Will when they separate, and the deceased’s executors are obliged to follow the terms of the Will and transfer any specified assets to you, even if divorce proceedings were already in progress.
The Court will take into account what you might reasonably be expected to have received if your marriage had been terminated by divorce, rather than death.
A decree nisi is a document that says that the court doesn’t see any reason why you can’t divorce.
No financial Order in the divorce had been made, so there was no “debt” owed to her.
She has therefore brought a claim against her husband’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the “Act”) in her capacity as the surviving spouse, claiming around £6 million on the basis this is what she hoped to receive on a divorce.
Had divorce proceedings concluded, it is important to know that any Will made prior to the divorce will take effect as if the former spouse had died.
We would recommend making a new Will immediately after divorce proceedings are finalised – or indeed before, if everything is left to the spouse you are divorcing.
If, however, you are not sufficiently provided for under the Will, you may choose to follow in Mrs Vindis’ footsteps and bring a claim under the Act.