A designation made by or on behalf of the decedent providing for the payment or transfer at death of an interest in an asset to or for the benefit of the decedent’s former spouse is void as of the time the decedent’s marriage was judicially dissolved or declared invalid by court order prior to the decedent’s death, if the designation was made prior to the dissolution or court order.

The decedent’s interest in the asset shall pass as if the decedent’s former spouse predeceased the decedent.

 This is subject to a few enumerated exceptions.

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