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Friday, November 23, 2012

Wife Learns Husband Divorced Her Eight Years Before His Death

DivorceA woman from New York, Vivian Pitt Dowers, learned after the death of her husband, David Dowers, that he unilaterally filed for divorced eight years before his death. The move would ensure that his wife could not receive money from his pension or life insurance payout. Vivian had no idea that David had filed for divorce. She maintained that they lived happily together until his death. She only learned that he had filed for divorce after looking