2021 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 3B - Administration of Estates--Decedents and Others
Section 3B:16-5 - Exemption for benefit of decedent's family
3B:16-5. Exemption for benefit of decedent's family
The wearing apparel of any person who shall die leaving a family residing in this State, and his personal property to the value of $5,000.00, shall be reserved to and for the use of his family against all creditors, and before any distribution or other disposition thereof. This section and N.J.S. 3B:16-3 and N.J.S. 3B:16-7 of this title shall not be permitted to conflict with the will of the decedent. Every person residing in this State at the time of his death and leaving surviving him a widow or child who shall reside in his family at his death, shall be deemed to have left a family entitled to the benefits of this section.
L.1981, c. 405, s. 3B:16-5, eff. May 1, 1982.