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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry for your loss.
If the judge did not enter a divorce decree before your husband passed away, you are still legally married. You can file a Motion to Dismiss along with a copy of the death certificate, and the judge will dismiss the case. Even if you had a signed agreement - and it doesn't sound like you did - it had to be filed and the judge had to rule before the divorce becomes effective. If the lawyer submitted the paperwork after he died, that can be undone.
Also note that if you crossed items out and sent the agreement back without signing, then there's no effective agreement, even if he hadn't passed away.
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