Successful Resolution of New Jersey Omitted Spouse Claim

Elena Portales and Sean M. Lipsky represented a wife whose husband died tragically shortly after their marriage.  The wife’s heartrending circumstances were exacerbated by the fact that her husband did not redo his will after marriage and a sibling of her husband sought to recover all of her husband’s estate assets.  After being retained, our firm asserted claims on behalf of the survivor spouse under New Jersey’s omitted spouse statute, N.J.S.A. 3B:5-15, and obtained a significantly advantageous resolution in mediation prior to trial.