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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 3B, ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES--DECEDENTS AND OTHERS
Chapter 16: General requisites
Section: 3B:16-5: Exemption for benefit of decedent's family
The wearing apparel of any person who shall die leaving a family residing in this State, and his personal property to the value of $5,000.00, shall be reserved to and for the use of his family against all creditors, and before any distribution or other disposition thereof. This section and N.J.S. 3B:16-3 and N.J.S. 3B:16-7 of this title shall not be permitted to conflict with the will of the decedent. Every person residing in this State at the time of his death and leaving surviving him a widow or child who shall reside in his family at his death, shall be deemed to have left a family entitled to the benefits of this section.
L.1981, c. 405, s. 3B:16-5, eff. May 1, 1982.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.
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