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    When my wife died, I received a death benefit payment from her life insurance company. I used the money to pay for funeral expenses. Now that I have had a chance to figure things out, I would like to divide the family property using the rules that apply to the sharing of family property on separation. Is it too late?
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    No. You can still use the rules that apply on separation to divide the family property. You must subtract the amount of the insurance payment from the equalization payment you are to receive from your spouse's estate, unless she specified, in writing, that you can receive the insurance proceeds and the equalization payment. You can ask the estate to reimburse you for the funeral costs.

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