Cars Frontman Disinherits Wife In Midst of Divorce

The late Cars frontman Ric Ocasek made no provision for his wife Paulina Porizkova in his Last Will and Testament because, among other things, the two were in the midst of a divorce. His estate is governed by New York law, which might allow Ms. Porizkova to claim her elective share. Had they been New Jersey residents, the elective share would be off the table if the couple was living separately, but an equitable remedy could still be available. See Carr v. Carr, 120 N.J. 336 (1990); Kay v. Kay, 200 N.J. 551 (2010); and Acosta-Santana v. Santana, No. A-5646-16T4, 2018 WL 6332211 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Dec. 5, 2018).

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