I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I have been a practicing attorney for more than 3 decades and handle family law
You asked: "question - if husband marries new wife - what does she receive if husband dies?"
The new wife would not receive any of the pension money if he dies. She would be entitled to only 50% of the assets that he and the new wife were to accumulate during their marriage
Whether the ex who is presently getting half the pension would continue to get anything depends on whether he took the pension waiving any beneficiary (which makes his benefit more each month) or whether he named his then wife (the now ex) as a beneficiary.
If he waived the beneficiary part of the pension package then when he dies, the pension stops entirely and the payments to the ex-wife would cease as well.
If she IS a beneficiary, she will be entitled to the beneficiary benefit on his death. Again the new wife would get nothing.
As for the real estate, the decree holds that on the death of the one of them, the real estate goes to the survivor. So if he dies, the real estate goes to the Ex, and not to the new wife (new widow).
The place of marriage does not affect finances. Only the state of death or the state of divorce. However, the state of death or divorce will have no effect on the rights of the first ex-wife to the real estate or to the beneficiary benefits of the pension. Those remain her regardless of what state the ex-husband may die in or get divorced in.
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