No. Life insurance and pension plans require a designated beneficiary and they pass to those beneficiaries upon death. As far as earned pay, that money is distributed to the estate of the deceased and is distributed according to intestacy rules (if there was no will) or in accordance to any will. If an ex-spouse was named in a will before divorce and divorce occurs, the donations to that ex-spouse are no longer valid unless there is a subsequent will or codicil
stating that the intent is that the ex-spouse still inherits. The money earned by the deceased will go to the estate for the deceased.
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