Rapid City, SD asked in Estate Planning for South Dakota

Q: Can unadopted stepchildren be listed as beneficiaries in a will as "my children"?

I came to the marriage with 2 children. We had 2 more. My husband wants them to be equal beneficiaries, but the online will we used just says "References in the Will to my "children" shall refer to all children of mine whether born or adopted subsequent to the date of this will. He did not adopt them.

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
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  • Crossville, TN

A: Yes, this can be done. An estate planning attorney can help you do this correctly. Online forms are very limited in what they can accomplish.

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