What happens in a case when one spouse dies during the divorce? Typically, the marriage terminates and the court no longer has jurisdiction to proceed with the divorce. But beware…the decedent spouse’s estate may still go to the divorcing/surviving spouse. If the case has been bifurcated, things may get complicated. It can be further complicated by estate planning documents such as wills, trusts and beneficiary designations of life insurance policies. The attached article reveals how bifurcation could make a difference.