Deer Park, TX asked in Estate Planning for Texas

Q: My dad died, step mom is beneficiary on life insurance. Are his children entitled to any of that or His pensions?

Step mom left him and was living in Oregon. He did not have a will but 401k, life insurance and pension from a job before they were married. Are his children entitled to any of that money or not because she is listed as beneficiary? I

Know we have property rights.

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Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett
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A: She is entitled to the life insurance and anything else on which she is named the beneficiary. The 401k passes to her unless she wrote the plan administrator waiving her right to it.

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