How Can a divorce be stopped?
Thanks to no-fault divorce laws there is no legal way to stop a divorce once the process begins. However, if you and your spouse decide to reconcile, the legal process can be stopped by withdrawing the petition for divorce. This would have to be done by the spouse who filed the original divorce petition.
Does the surviving spouse get everything?
Spouses will now automatically inherit the estate of their partners who die without leaving a will, after the NSW Parliament passed new legislation. However, fewer than half of those who had children from previous relationships left everything in their will to their spouse.
Does my wife get my retirement when I die?
When a retired worker dies, the surviving spouse gets an amount equal to the worker’s full retirement benefit. Example: John Smith has a $1,200-a-month retirement benefit. His wife Jane gets $600 as a 50 percent spousal benefit. Total family income from Social Security is $1,800 a month.