2019 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 3B - Administration of Estates--Decedents and Others
Section 3B:8-18 - Satisfaction of elective share.

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 3B:8-18 (2019)

3B:8-18 Satisfaction of elective share.

3B:8-18. Satisfaction of elective share.

The amount of the surviving spouse's or domestic partner's elective share shall be satisfied by applying:

a. The value of all property, estate or interest therein, owned by the surviving spouse or domestic partner in his own right at the time of the decedent's death from whatever source acquired, or succeeded to by the surviving spouse or domestic partner as a result of decedent's death notwithstanding that the property, estate or interest or part thereof, succeeded to by the surviving spouse or domestic partner as the result of decedent's death has been renounced by the surviving spouse or domestic partner;

b. The value of the property described in subsection b. of N.J.S. 3B:8-6, and

c. The remaining property of the augmented estate is so applied that liability for the balance of the elective share of the surviving spouse or domestic partner is equitably apportioned among the recipients of the augmented estate in proportion to the value of their interests therein.

Amended 2005, c.331, s.21.

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